Sleepless in Seattle

Storm Capture Their Second WNBA Title in Three Seasons

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Donovan Lee, Assistant Sports Editor

In a season unlike any other, the Seattle Storm made their journey into yet another WNBA Finals. In-game 3 it started looking to reach the pinnacle of success that they’ve sought after since their last title in the 2018 season.

 

The “Wubble”, as they were the counterpart to the NBA’s Bubble, gave all the feels of playoff basketball. The underdog Connecticut Sun stunned the always competitive Los Angeles Sparks in the semifinal round. While the up and coming Las Vegas Aces continued their hunt for a title as the young team with a veteran Angel McCoughtry, wanted to capture her first title in her expansive career.

 

The Storm took off early on the Aces in the Finals series, claiming Game 1 and 2. It was understood that obtaining an Aces win was urgent as the third game would be a win or being sent home. Former UCONN star Breanna Stewart looked to prove herself as she comes off a season-ending injury in 2019, along with a soon to be Hall of Famer Sue Bird, who looked to seal her fourth championship of her professional career.

 

When it was all said and done, the Storm would be too much for the Aces, ending the series in three games by sweeping Las Vegas. Stewart would prevail as the Finals MVP, defeating a squad that included the 2020 League MVP in A’ja Wilson. Many speculate that the Aces will return to prominence next season and continue their hunt for the championship that eluded them in the Wubble.