WNBA 2020 season: Why Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm are the preseason favorites
The finite nature of college made Breanna Stewart’s championship forecast at UConn easy, if incredibly ambitious. She arrived saying that her goal was to win four NCAA championships — and she left with four.
It’s harder to be so definitive in the WNBA. Stewart, who helped the Seattle Storm to the title in 2018 as league MVP, would like to win every championship for the rest of her career. That isn’t realistic — even for Stewie — so she says she has no number in mind.
But if this WNBA season — which began Saturday with Seattle topping the New York Liberty 87-71 — goes as most expect it to, Stewart will have her second WNBA title in October, when she’ll be just 26.
Nothing is certain in a year in which the WNBA is attempting to have its season in a bubble in Bradenton, Florida, because of the coronavirus pandemic. But if anything looks even close to being a sure thing, it’s Seattle being the favorite to win the 2020 championship. The Storm have the star power, the chemistry, the depth and the experience.
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