For your reading pleasure, in case you’ve yet to see them:
- WNBA.com’s Brian Martin has checked in with his weekly power rankings, and the Storm now sits atop the WNBA.
The win ties Seattle and Phoenix atop the West standings with 5-2 records, but the Storm get the edge here after winning the head-to-head matchup on Sunday in Phoenix. Also, keep in mind that the Storm have played five of their seven games on the road, while the Mercury have played six of seven at home.
- Storm point guard Sue Bird sat down with ESPN.com’s Jim Caple to answer “Burning Questions”:
6. You’ve won the Final Four, a European championship, a WNBA championship and an Olympic gold medal. Which one means the most?
They all mean the same. [Laughs] It’s funny, it’s not which ones mean the most but the differences of what they all mean. For the Olympics, you’re representing your country — it’s the ultimate goal. That takes it to a different level. A lot of people have chances to win national championships in colleges. A number of people have chances to win a WNBA championship but not many people can win a gold medal, and to the average American that’s the most amazing accomplishment they’ve ever seen. When I was on the plane back from Beijing, and they figured I had the gold medal in my pocket, people were like molesting that gold medal.
And then in Seattle, winning was the first time for us, and no one expected it and the city embraced us and I hadn’t seen that before. I know it sounds cheesy, but they really do have meaning in these different ways.