The WNBA All-Star game was held at the Mohegan Sun Arena this past Saturday and on Friday the stars came out to practice and the public was invited to join in the festivities.
They have been the “Three to See.” Center Brittney Griner, forward Elena Delle Donne and guard Skylar Diggins, but that turned into the “Three Who Will Watch.”
Diggins, playing for the struggling Tulsa Shock, was not chosen for the All-Star team in the Western Conference.
Delle Donne, the former Delaware All-American and top vote-getter for the game, suffered a concussion playing in Wednesday’s game in Washington and was formally ruled out of the game Friday. In fact, Delle Donne will not even attend the game because of her medical condition.
And Griner, the 6-8 tower of terror from Baylor, the league’s top draft pick by Phoenix, was pulled from the game — and the Western Conference’s starting lineup — on Thursday because of a lingering knee injury.
Of the three, Griner was the only one in attendance, and when Dani Krapf, 12, of Lisbon got the attention of her favorite player from across the court, well, Krapf said it best ”It’s like a dream”.