WNBA stories in the SI Vault

They Got Next By Steve Lopez, June 30, 1997 Tipping off to large crowds and great expectations, the hyper-hyped WNBA fell short only on the court.

Won For All By Alexander Wolff, September 08, 1997 Cynthia Cooper led Houston to the WNBA title, capping a triumphant summer for the women's game.

The Only Game In Town By John Walters, June 14, 1999 The demise of the ABL means a bigger, better WNBA will take the floor.

Woman Possessed By Kelli Anderson, September 10, 2001 Spurred by her stepfather's cancer, Lisa Leslie rebuilt herself and her game, then led the Sparks to the WNBA title.

The Big Score By L. Jon Wertheim, November 04, 2002 The dirty little secret of the WNBA is that many of its players must head overseas to make top dollar.

Whalen Away By Richard Deitsch, October 11, 2004 Playing with a maturity beyond her years, rookie Lindsay Whalen has Connecticut in its first WNBA Finals.

Getting Away From It All By Caitlin Moscatello, December 03, 2007 After quitting the WNBA, Chamique Holdsclaw turns up in Poland.

Changing Of The Guard By Andrew Lawrence, August 04, 2008 Snubbed by Team USA, WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon is putting her all-American reputation at risk for a shot at a medal in Beijing -- playing for Russia, a country she once dreaded.

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