Seattle Storm veteran Lauren Jackson will miss the first three months of the Storm's 2012 season to make a run at a gold medal with her Basketball Australia team for the 2012 Olympics, the team announced Wednesday.
President Barack Obama says he's looking forward to congratulating the Seattle Storm at the White House.
One day after sweeping the Atlanta Dream to win their second WNBA championship, the Seattle Storm arrived back in Seattle in style.
The Seattle Storm completed their undefeated march through the postseason, beating the Atlanta Dream 87-84 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep in the WNBA finals.
The Dream took a redeye flight from Seattle after Tuesday night's 87-84 loss, then drove straight from the Atlanta airport to their practice court early Wednesday for a short workout.
League MVP Lauren Jackson scored 26 points, Swin Cash added 19 and the Seattle Storm moved one game away from their second WNBA title with an 87-84 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the finals on Tuesday night.
Whether it was the clincher in the Western Conference Finals against Phoenix or hitting a 16-footer to give Seattle the lead in the final moments in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, Sue Bird feels completely at ease with the ball in her hands and the seconds ticking away.
Three years ago, the Seattle Storm were still attached at the hip to the NBA SuperSonics and both franchises were potentially headed out of town with ownership based in the Midwest trying to relocate the franchise to Oklahoma City.
Sue Bird made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds Sunday and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals with a 91-88 victory over the defending champion Phoenix Mercury, closing the game with a 15-0 run.
Lauren Jackson had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Seattle Storm to an 82-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Seattle Storm forward Lauren Jackson was selected the WNBA's most valuable player for the third time in her career on Thursday night.