Jump to: The Other WNBA
Head over to the Staples Center to take part in LA Sparks legendary center Lisa Leslie’s final season. Leslie is one of the first and greatest WNBA’s players in history, with more than 6,000 career points and is a seven-time WNBA All-Star, three-time WNBA MVP, three-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP, two-time WNBA Finals MVP, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and the first woman to ever dunk in a pro basketball game. If you’d like to buy a $36 ticket for just $18, click here.
Leslie heads into basketball battle alongside Sparks teammates Candace Parker (first overall pick in 2008 WNBA draft, winner of 2009 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for favorite female athlete) and Tina Thompson (1997 first overall pick, WNBA second all-time leading scorer, wears lipstick for every game). Tickets are available for the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 25, at 7 p.m. against the Chicago Sky
- Tuesday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m. against the Atlanta Dream
- Tuesday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. against the San Antonio Silver Stars
Grab either a $55 ticket (Sections 101, 102, 110–112, and 119) for just $27 or a $36 ticket (Sections 103, 109, 113, and 118) for $18. Check out the floor layout: the $27 red-section tickets are front and center along the court while the $16 orange-section tickets line the front corners.
The Other WNBA
The Women’s National Basketball Association, or WNBA, got into a naming battle with another WNBA: the Wyoming Natural Beekeepers Association. According to its website, the Wyoming Natural Beekeepers Association is “a hive of like-minded individuals committed to bee-ing the state’s #1 source of natural bees and bee-related puns.”
The Wyoming beekeepers met the WNBA at an Internet cafe to discuss the basketball-WNBA’s unclear stance on puns and open hostility to bees attending games. Their differences were resolved when the basketball-WNBA threatened to stop stocking honey at the Official Condiment Bar of the WNBA, and the beekeepers agreed to change the name of their association to the “WN_Bee_A,” thus preserving their pronunciation while adding a valuable pun.
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