The WNBA season began Saturday, July 25
Game respects game.
That’s why on Friday and Saturday — the day before and the actual day the 2020 WNBA season began at the IMG Academy sports complex in Bradenton, Fla. — many NBA players, as well as arguably the best receiver in the NFL, repped the WNBA’s signature orange hoodie.
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LeBron James arrived for a Los Angeles Lakers scrimmage against the Orlando Magic this morning wearing the hoodie. James, who once tweeted, “Lauren Jackson is the Dirk Nowitzki of the WNBA,” has routinely tweeted congratulations to the WNBA champions.
James also tweeted on April 17 that he was watching the WNBA Draft. So did Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young, who also tweeted photos of himself wearing the orange hoodie on Friday.
Electric Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant — a South Carolina native and friend of Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson — was to-the-point in his Opening Day tweet. It read, “respect them. I’m tuned in.”
The photos came in across the sports landscape.
Receiver Michael Thomas of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Tons of media personnel.
The WNBA season began Saturday at 12 p.m. ET (ESPN) with a matchup between Sue Bird’s Seattle Storm and Sabrina Ionescu’s New York Liberty, continued with a matchup between the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury at 3 p.m. ET (ABC) and concluded with a 5 p.m. ET matchup between the Indiana Fever and Washington Mystics (CBS Sports Network).
NBA players rock WNBA hoodie