The WNBA All-Star Game airs this Saturday


It’s a good time be women’s basketball fan. The economy doesn’t seem to be slowing down WNBA ticket or merchandise sales; there’s talk of a new expansion team heading to Tulsa, OK; the league just earned an A-plus on their diversity report card; and this Saturday, the the WNBA’s best go head-to-head in the All-Star Game.

Rosters are as follows:

Eastern Conference Starters:

Tamika Catchings, Indiana

Candice Dupree, Chicago

Sylvia Fowels, Indiana

Alana Beard, Washington

Katie Douglas, Indiana

Western Conference Starters:

Swin Cash, Seattle

Lauren Jackson, Seattle

Sue Bird, Seattle

Becky Hammon, San Antonio

Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles

Well, it would have been Lisa Leslie, but she’s out with an injury, and West coach Dan Hughes hasn’t named her replacement yet.

The WNBA’s evangelical approach to Twitter will surely make this year’s All-Star game memorable. Alana Beard and Swin cash will be Tweeting the games from their respective benches: pre-game, post-game, time outs and down time. (@alanabeard20 and @SwinCash) Rebecca Lobo (@RebeccaLobo), Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) and Carolyn Peck (@CarolynPeck) will be providing official ESPN commentary throughout the weekend. (If you only follow one of those people, go with Carolyn Peck; her liberal use of the word “y’all” is awesome.)

The game starts at 3:30 EST on ABC on Saturday. Who is going to be watching?

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