The WNBA has officially tipped off its 25th anniversary season. A year ago, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was uncertainty over how the season would occur and if it would even finish. There were several notable players who opted out or suffered injuries.
On Friday, the league's opening night was celebrated as players across both the NBA and WNBA expressed their excitement upon arriving to their games.
Before Sabrina Ionescu cashed in on a game-winning 3-pointer, fellow Barclays Center resident and Brooklyn Net Kevin Durant sent praises to the New York Liberty. Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton were among the several NBA players who supported their counterparts in the WNBA. The Phoenix Suns' stars wore the jerseys of Phoenix Mercury stars Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. The WNBA's iconic orange hoodie was also a popular fashion statement made by several players.
.@CP3 with the @SkyDigg4 jersey and @DeandreAyton repping @DianaTaurasi 🔥— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 14, 2021
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Orange hoodie crew stand up 🗣#CountIt pic.twitter.com/oZDTVpvh36— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 14, 2021
Shouts to the @nyliberty! We'll be supporting you all the way 👊#SeafoamSZN | #WNBA pic.twitter.com/bfJhMdzVCZ— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) May 14, 2021
The @WNBA is back.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 14, 2021
Lakers Fam, let's show the @LASparks some love for their season opener tonight 🙌 pic.twitter.com/LGZwnDC5R6
The @WNBA season begins today!— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 14, 2021
We want to wish the @PhoenixMercury the best this season 💜🧡 #4TheValley pic.twitter.com/ZJxHIfnxUQ
𝐅𝐚𝐦 over everything 👊@russwest44 x @De11eDonne #TogetherDC | #DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/h5hyFV5BVC— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) May 14, 2021
🧡 #CountIt pic.twitter.com/9sQQJIFY4u— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 14, 2021
Sabrina Ionescu arrives for her season debut 💜 💛— ESPN (@espn) May 14, 2021
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