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Seattle Storm pay visit to the White House

Basketball

The GIST: Ahead of today’s visit to the White House, the defending champion Seattle Storm picked up two big wins this weekend, tightening the race for first in the WNBA standings. They did it, Joe.

August 23, 2021
Source: WNBA/Twitter
Source: WNBA/Twitter

She’s back: One of Seattle’s wins came yesterday when the Storm defeated the Washington Mystics, 85–78. But D.C. (and WNBA) fans celebrated anyway as Elena Delle Donne — who opted out of the 2020 season and missed the first half of 2021 with a back injury — finally returned to the court, pouring in 16 points. Back like she never left.

Age is but a number: On Saturday, during Phoenix Mercury’s 84–69 win over the Atlanta Dream, 39-year-old Diana Taurasi etched her name in the WNBA record books once again when she became the first player to net 9,000 career points and 2,000 assists. Hey DT, we hear Paris is always a good idea...