The stars out! After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WNBA is back with its annual all-star game. This year, the competition will pit Team USA against Team WNBA at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. As always, the matchup will feature the league's biggest stars like Candace Parker, Liz Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith. In addition, the night's festivities will include a three-point contest featuring Jewell Lloyd of the Seattle Storm, Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky and several other great shooters. All in all, tonight sets up to be a great night of basketball with the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game followed by game four of the 2021 NBA Finals featuring the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.
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This year, the WNBA celebrates its 25th anniversary. As a result, the league is looking to expand its brand and find its way into the homes of basketball fans across the world. To accomplish this goal, the WNBA locked in deals with Google, Amazon and Jordan Brand. With their all-star showcase, the WNBA landed a primetime slot on ESPN. Just hours before the NBA Finals continue in Milwaukee, fans can catch A'ja Wilson and Tina Charles do their thing as well.
Date: July 14
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Network: ESPN, fuboTV
Location: Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino)
As mentioned previously, Team USA will battle Team WNBA during the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game. At halftime, the league will showcase four of its best shooters in a two-round three-point shooting contest. This time around, 2018 WNBA Three-Point Contest Champion Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky will look to regain her title after losing it in 2019 to Shekinna Stricklen of the Connecticut Sun.
Contestants: Jewell Lloyd, Allie Quigley, Jonquel Jones, Sami Whitcomb
Later this month, Team USA will seek its seventh consecutive gold medal in women's basketball. Before the team of stars heads out to Tokyo, Japan, they must prepare for their toughest test yet, Team WNBA. During this year's Olympic run, Team USA will be led by Diggins-Smith, Wilson, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Ariel Atkins and several other stars. While they are favored to win tonight, Team USA must be on their Ps and Qs tonight in Sin City.
Centers: Britney Griner, Sylvia Fowles, Tina Charles
Forwards: Napheesa Collier, Breanna Stewart, A'ja Wilson
Guards: Chelsea Gray, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jewell Lloyd, Ariel Atkins
Team WNBA is not looking to simply keep the game close in Las Vegas tonight. This team of stars is looking to win. Led by two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and four-time WNBA All-Star Liz Cambage, this team has the size and shooting to keep the world's best team in line throughout the game.
Centers: Liz Cambage, Jonquel Jones, Brionna Jones
Forwards: Satou Sabally, Dearica Hamby, DeWanna Bonner, Candace Parker
Guards: Kahleah Copper, Betnijah Laney, Arike Ogunbowale, Courtney Vandersloot
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