A league overstuffed with stars presents WNBA all star ballot challenges.
Truly, the job of choosing players to participate in the 2018 WNBA All Star game, which will be held July 28 in Minneapolis, requires a reckoning with just how many elite players ply their trade in the league.
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I was given the task of picking 13 frontcourt players and nine guards, and I took to the numbers, recalled all I’d seen this season in person and on television, and still—I omitted some players I absolutely believe deserve to be recognized for their 2018 seasons.
About that: I put a heavy emphasis on this season in particular. It is an all star game for this season, and so I put aside historical relevance and other ancillary considerations. This is about the 2018 season alone, this year’s performance.
Even so: how is Alana Beard not here? How is Rebekkah Brunson not here? Cheyenne Parker can make a good case, too! With these caveats, here are my selections, in no particular order.