Steph-mania has seeped into the WNBA

“Night night.”Image: Getty Images If it were not already apparent that Steph Curry is the popular kid who dictates whether 10th graders one- or two-strap their backpacks, fans needn’t look no further than the WNBA for proof. I debated if Sabrina Ionescu hitting a game-clinching 3 and striking the Steph “night night” pose against the … Read more

Who are the frontrunners for WNBA Coach of the Year?

The WNBA coaching carousel has seen quite the activity over the last eight months, with three first-time WNBA head coaches getting nods to lead franchises, one major West-to-East changeover and, since the 2022 campaign tipped, two mid-season firings within underperforming squads. With the season nearing its halfway point and separation between tiers of teams beginning … Read more

WNBA Power Rankings: Dallas Wings up, Atlanta Dream down and Las Vegas Aces still No. 1

Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale said her soccer instinct took over in a game a week ago, but her basketball skills stole the show this past week. That helped the Wings make the biggest jump in ESPN’s WNBA Power Rankings, as Dallas moved up three spots to sixth. Since losing to the league-leading Las Vegas … Read more

ESPN files motion to dismiss Sage Steele lawsuit

ESPN has filed a motion to dismiss anchor Sage Steele’s freedom of speech lawsuit against the company. Included in the motion, in which ESPN seeks to establish its own “right to free speech,” the company says that Halle Berry and the V Foundation did not want to work with Steele. The motion was first reported … Read more

NBA, ESPN pushing viewers to focus on gambling and not Finals

Consider where we’ve arrived and what we’re doing here. So the network boss calls in his or her top sportscasters for an important meeting. He or she steps to the center of the stage, adjusts the microphone then speaks: “I have a very exciting announcement to make, today, and I wanted you, our most visible, … Read more

Skip Bayless ‘stung’ by Stephen A. Smith’s ESPN history

Skip Bayless prefaced his remarks by saying that Stephen A. Smith was like a “brother” to him, but proceeded to explain why he was “stung” and “blindsided” by comments the ESPN star recently made on JJ Redick’s podcast. As The Post detailed last week, Smith told Reddick that in 2012, ESPN management was dissatisfied with … Read more

Why Connecticut Sun-Washington Mystics is the weekend’s must-see WNBA game and the Minnesota Lynx might be a lost cause

The WNBA might be one-third of the way through its 36-game regular-season schedule, with separation among the contenders, pretenders and everyone else starting to take shape. But even the league’s top echelon — teams with .600 winning percentages or better — have plenty to prove this weekend and to tinker with as the All-Star break … Read more

ESPN’s NBA Halftime Show Remains An Unmitigated Disaster

As halftime arrived for Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors led the Boston Celtics by 12 and there was plenty to talk about, from the Warriors’ defensive brilliance, to the Celtics’ offensive ineptitude, to the adjustments needed from both sides to try and open things up offensively coming out of … Read more

WNBA Power Rankings: Las Vegas Aces return to top, New York Liberty officially out of the cellar

There is a clear difference between teams’ demeanor following games they think they should have won versus losses that feel as if they are unstoppably piling up in a painful season. After the first kind of loss, players and coaches seem irritated; after the second, they appear defeated. Following the New York Liberty’s 88-86 loss … Read more

Sky overcome triple-double by Ionescu with late 3

NEW YORK — – Courtney Vandersloot hit a 3-pointer from the wing with 0.9 seconds left to help the Chicago Sky overcome Sabrina Ionescu’s second career triple-double and beat the New York Liberty 88-86 on Sunday. Ionescu tied the WNBA record for triple doubles when she finished with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, … Read more