The WNBA All-Star Game
Its too bad Tari Phillips didnt spend more time playing defense and less time singing. Lisa Leslie walked all over Tari as the West won the WNBA All-Star game for the third year in a row.
Before the opening tip off, Tari Phillips of the Orlando Miracle sang a painful version of the national anthem. Who came up with this idea? They never had Beyonce of Destiny's Child starting at point guard so I'm not sure why they thought it would be a good idea to have a starting center singing the anthem. Phillips and the East then went on to get schooled by the West who won 80 - 72.
Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks was the game MVP. She poured in 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the West to win her second All-Star game MVP award. The Western Conference has now won all three WNBA All-Star games.
The top vote getter for the game was Chamique Holdsclaw of the New York Liberty. But Chamique didn't have the freedom to play in the game because of an injury. Her spot was taken by Taj McWilliams-Franklin of the Orlando Miracle.
There were two rookies in this year's All-Star game. Seattle center Lauren Jackson who played on Australia's silver medal Olympic team and Jackie Styles of the Portland Fire were reserves for the Western Conference.
The All-Star party included
The weekend before the game featured a Jr. WNBA Clinic where the stars of the league ran a day-long basketball camp for girls. The next generation of possible WNBA stars picked up tips on dribbling, passing, shooting and free throws.
Hey, I think that Chamique Holdsclaw is the best b-ball player on this earth. No offense to my cousin Stephanie McCarty. I cannot totally wait a whole other month for b-ball season at school. I am totally trippin'. I bet I have lost my touch all the way.
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