Watch: Sylvia Fowles accepts WNBA MVP award

ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 3: Sylvia Fowles
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 3: Sylvia Fowles /

There was some chatter of Sylvia Fowles’ on-court excellence before the presentation of the WNBA MVP award. The double-doubles, her now leading the league in field goal percentage five times, and her two-way play. But more than that, there was much talk of Sylvia Fowles the person. The people who had spent the most time around talked about how much she deserved this honor for being a great human.

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When Fowles took the podium, she laughed as she choked up, saying she told herself she wouldn’t cry. It was an emotional moment as Fowles thanked her fans, the voters, coach Cheryl Reeve, and the Lynx organization. This was clearly a proud moment in Fowles’ career and something she had worked for over the last decade.

Given the amount of talent in the WNBA, currently, it’s a true testament to her greatness to receive this award. After all, she shares the locker room with 2014 WNBA MVP, Maya Moore, and numerous other olympians. This time around, she claimed the award from runner-up, New York’s Tina Charles, and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker. Fowles deserves to feel proud for winning the award but also elevating the Lynx the the league’s best record.