One more sleep! WNBA stars excited for Saturday’s 2020 season openers

The 2020 WNBA season begins Saturday, July 25

One more sleep.

That’s all players and coaches of six WNBA teams have until their respective WNBA seasons begin Saturday at the IMG Academy sports complex in Bradenton, Fla.

The league season will begin at 12 p.m. ET (ESPN) with a matchup between Sue Bird’s Seattle Storm and Sabrina Ionescu’s New York Liberty, will continue with a matchup between the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury at 3 p.m. ET (ABC) and conclude with a 5 p.m. ET matchup between the Indiana Fever and Washington Mystics (CBS Sports Network).

From the get-go fans will get to experience star-studded basketball on national television. Eight 2019 WNBA All-Stars will be in action — with at least two playing in each game.

And quite the storylines we have.

The legend Bird and 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart vs. the 2020 No. 1 pick Ionescu. 2016 MVP Nneka Ogwumike and two-time MVP Candace Parker vs. 2009 MVP Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith. 2019 All Star Candice Dupree vs. 2019 WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman.

Half the teams playing reached the 2019 playoffs.

Heck, it’s live, professional, meaningful basketball, and it’s back.

WNBA players and fans, rightfully so, are pumped.

Here’s some of the chatter from Thursday on social media:

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