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The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league in the United States. Currently composed of twelve teams, the league was founded on April 24 1996 as the women’s counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA), and league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to August with the All-Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals take place from the end of September until the beginning of October.

Forget ROY, A'ja Wilson could be the MVP
Wilt Chamberlain in 1960, Wes Unseld in 1969 and Candace Parker in 2008. Basketball players who won the Rookie of the Year and the MVP in the same season are rare. There are fewer recipients than there were members of the Jackson 5. More Horseman of the Apocalypse have appeared than joint ROY-MVP candidates. Even
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Parker’s pretty passes ignite L.A.’s spark
For a 10-year veteran of the WNBA, Candace Parker is still crushing the hopes of opponents. She can bang inside the paint, fire from outside, drive to the hoop and impose her will offensively. But the Los Angeles Sparks haven’t required the two-time MVP to take on the leading scorer’s role in recent years, thanks to the team’s addition of the 2016 MVP Nneka Ogwumike.
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In the WNBA, the GOAT debate is not even a discussion
Nancy Lieberman and Pat Summitt were the stuff of legend. Cheryl Miller was a pioneer. Lisa Leslie was the superstar. But Diana Taurasi is, without doubt the greatest of all time. However, for the Phoenix Mercury some nights she doesn’t even need to be the best player on the court. This was evident when the
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