Women’s basketball’s brightest stars descended on Las Vegas this week for the WNBA All-Star Game.
The event was one for the record books. Typically, the WNBA would forgo All-Star festivities in an Olympic year. But in a year that has felt anything but normal, the league kickstarted the Olympic break with a primetime exhibition pitting Team USA against Team WNBA.
The day started with an All-Star breakfast, courtesy of Just Women’s Sports and the WNBA Players Association. The players ate eggs, shared laughs and discussed the possibility of forming a union for Team USA.
After spirited player introductions, the game tipped off at Michelob Ultra Arena. In a tight contest that went down to the wire, Team WNBA, led by All-Star Game MVP Arike Ogunbowale, handed Team USA a 93-85 loss. The game proved to be a good test for the national team players, as they prepare to chase their seventh consecutive gold medal in Tokyo later this month.
At halftime, Allie Quigley made WNBA history when she secured her third 3-point shooting title. The Chicago Sky guard fended off the Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones by hitting 9 of her last 10 shots in the championships round for a final total of 28.
Enjoy the rest of the imagery from a memorable night in Las Vegas.