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The WNBA’s first week back delivered its share of highlights on and off the court as the league embarks on a historic 24th season inside its Florida bubble.

Here’s a recap of what went down as the W returned to action.


 

LAYSHIA CLARENDON DEDICATES SEASON TO BREONNA TAYLOR

Before tip-off of the opening game, the New York Liberty Layshia Clarendon dedicated the season to Breonna Taylor, promising the league would be a ‘voice for the voiceless.’

ORANGE HOODIE GOES VIRAL

The WNBA got a big assist from the NBA during opening weekend, as basketball hoopers in both bubbles rocked the now-iconic (and largely sold-out) orange hoodie, which quickly became the top-selling item on Fanatics. In case you needed any more proof that visibility matters.

IONESCU FOLLOWS UP DEBUT WITH OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION

Sabrina Ionescu’s WNBA debut may have been a bit of a dud with only 12 pts for the No. 1 draft pick. Her second game, however, was a taste of things to come. The New York Liberty guard went off for 33 pts on 6-10 from 3, to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists. That’s pretty good, right?

CANDACE PARKER: TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION

The Los Angeles Sparks superstar got in some extra work on the practice court, showing her daughter a new move or two. Someone has ‘potential’ written all over them.

SYLVIA FOWLES BECOMES NEW ALL-TIME LEADING REBOUNDER

3,361 and counting. That’s a lot of boards.

AND SUE BIRD IS ON THE COVER OF SLAM9