We’re talking about practice! WNBA players, teams finally hit floor (social reaction)

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 14: Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury warms up before the game against the Connecticut Sun on August 14. 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 14: Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury warms up before the game against the Connecticut Sun on August 14. 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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WNBA teams begin practices, prepped for late-July return

WNBA players are talking about practice.

Not a game. Not a game.

WNBA players are talking about — and are actually back to — practice.

On Friday at the IMG Academy sports complex in Bradenton, Fla., players returned to the court in preparation for the upcoming WNBA season. It’s still to be determined when teams will begin their respective 22-game seasons, but players and teams have expressed excitement to finally get back on the hardwood — wherever it is.

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Players inside the Bradenton Bubble, or what they are referring to on social media has the #wubble, should have about two weeks before regular-season games begin.

As reported earlier this week, seven of 137 WNBA players have tested positive for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released by the league. As The Next’s Howard Megdal reported, no staff or coaches tested positive.

The Indiana Fever have delayed their travel by at least five days in an abundance of caution due to the CDC’s close contact self-quarantine requirements, the league stated in its Monday release.

But that hasn’t stopped players from arriving and getting to work for work. And it’s providing fans with their first looks in a long time at their long-absent heroes. The WNBA world feels as normal as it has in quite some time.

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Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson compared Friday’s first practices to another similiar first.

And, of course, she followed up…

Tons of other players weighed in as well.

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