Kw-logo-holiday

The WNBA All-Star Game

The 2002 All-Star game will be played in Washington, D.C.
WNBA
Natalie Williams and two fans at the WNBA All-Star Summer Jam.
WNBA
The WNBA All-Star Game - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

It's too bad Tari Phillips didn't 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.

It's too bad Tari Phillips didn't spend more time playing defense and less time singing. Lisa Leslie walked all over Tari and the rest of the East as the West won the All-Star game for the third year in a row. Here's a look at the highlights from the 2001 WNBA All-Star game in Orlando, Florida.

1Before 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.
1Lisa 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.
1The 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.
1There 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.
1The All-Star party included a fashion show the day before the game. One of the highlights was Taj McWilliams-Franklin who looked super foxy wearing a pink backless dress which she designed herself. Taj has been designing and making her own clothes for 11 years, ever since she had her daughter, Michelle.
1The 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.

1Hey, 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.
Kidz Submit By:
Nickname:butterfinger_102
Age:14

Related Stories:

  • 2005 Major League Baseball Preview
  • Major League Baseball Quiz
  • Fastballs, Curveballs and Knuckleballs
  • More Bios of Your Fave Athletes
  • >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F995396455031

    Which Girl Sport is the Most Girliest?

    • Cheerleading.
    • Basketball.
    • Softball.
    • Modeling.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    9bella
    me Im a level three and love it  :D
    reply 14 minutes
    9bella
    9bella posted in Xtreme Sports:
    I know this is old ( sorry for bumping) But I have a black razor scooter and want a light blue one and if they ever make a seafoam green I would die for it.
    reply 30 minutes
    10reef
    10reef posted in Basketball:
    Two different players, overall, I'd say Kobe. Especially considering he's doing pretty good for his age, so he's durable. Plus he's an incredible shooter. Lebron won't last as long and is more of an athletic based player with inferior basketball skills to Kobe.
    reply about 1 hour
    10reef
    10reef posted in Basketball:
    Awesome sport, I also really like streetball.
    reply about 1 hour
    10reef
    10reef posted in Basketball:
    Jordan, I wouldn't even consider Lebron until his career is over so we can compare their achievements. So far, I'd say Jordan is the better basketball player, but Lebron is a true athlete, so they are very different on the court.
    reply about 1 hour

    play online games

    Hour-of-code-tumb

    Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

    Candy-quest-feature

    Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

    Fo...

    Dragon-dash

    Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

    1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

    Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    _thumb_100x100

    Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

    Frostbox_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...