This was no strange All-Star Game, the place protection is usually lackluster — to say the least — and gamers recurrently joke round on court docket.
It was the primary time the WNBA had hosted an All-Star Game throughout an Olympic yr and followers have been definitely not disenchanted, together with Vanessa Bryant and her daughters Capri and Bianka who watched on in Las Vegas.
The announcement of Team USA’s 12-player roster for the upcoming Tokyo Games was not with out controversy, notably across the exclusion of 2016 league MVP Nneka Ogwumike, however Ogunbowale refused to be drawn on whether or not she felt she deserved a spot.
“Y’all be wanting some drama,” she laughed in her post-game press convention, as reported by ESPN. “Good luck to Team USA. All these women are deserving so, you already know, hopefully they go win a gold medal.”
Team USA has two extra exhibition matches scheduled earlier than it flies to Tokyo, the place will probably be seeking to lengthen its 49-game profitable streak on the Olympics and win a seventh straight gold medal, which might tie the Olympic document held by the US males’s staff.
It begins its bid for Olympic gold towards Nigeria on July 27.
Meanwhile, the WNBA season will resume on August 15, with the playoffs beginning on September 23.