There aren’t nearly as many links today as there were yesterday, but a few interesting injury updates and some off-the-court commentary that’s worth reading.
- Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that Seimone Augustus is questionable for tonight’s game against the New York Liberty after leaving Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury with bruised ribs. Read more >>>
- Odeen Domingo of The Arizona Republic reports that Phoenix Mercury wing Diana Taurasi is likely a game-time decision for tonight’s game against the Tulsa Shock after sitting out Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Lynx with a hip flexor injury. Read more >>>
Carla Peay of the Washington Times reports that Washington Mystics coach Trudi Lacey was tough on her team after a 69-57 opening night loss to the Chicago Sky on Saturday night saying that she hoped her veterans would make better decisions. Read more >>>
- Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times writes that ball handling is a concern for Seattle Storm coach Brian Agler after a 7-turnover fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night. Part of addressing that concern might simply be time as the Storm, like many teams, only had their starting lineup together in training camp for three days. Read more >>>
- Donald Barnat of SportsPageMagazine.com interviewed Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker who says that new coach Carol Ross is a good fit for the team and that other players were seeking her out to tell her how much she would like the former Atlanta Dream assistant coach. Read more >>>
- he Times-Picayune published Tulsa Shock point guard Temeka Johnson’s latest blog yesterday in which she says she’s “extremely happy with the way things are looking right now” for her new team. Read more >>>
- Washington Watch With Roland Marin had Washington Mystics team president Sheila Johnson on as a guest this past Sunday to discuss selling Black Entertainment Television, why she chose to get involved in the hospitality industry, and why she named her company “Salamander”. A follow-up interview Rodney Green, an employee of Johnson’s Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa in Palm Harbor, Florida, discussed the importance of providing other African Americans with opportunities. Of course, she also briefly discussed the Mystics and why she chose to get involved with Monumental Sports: it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to get involved in sports as a black female. Unfortunately, I can’t find the video, but will post it if I do. Read more >>>
Jamila Aisha Brown writes for Ebony Magazine that “…despite the women’s movement, Title IX, three waves of feminism, and monster dunk…the perception of how a woman is supposed to look and act hasn’t evolved that much from when we ran the courts in skirts.” Definitely worth a read. Read more >>>
Feel free to add more of your favorite links in the comments along with your basketball insights from the first weekend of games.