The WNBA All-Star weekend is here! We've got you covered with all need to know for the next few days at a sold-out Michelob Ultra Arena. Let's start with the obvious:
Who's playing in the 2023 wNBA All-Star Game?
The Las Vegas Aces act as hosts and headliners with plenty of defending champion stars featured in this year's best of the best. Last season's MVP, A'ja Wilson, captains her squad opposite of New York Liberty's newest star Breanna Stewart.
Team Wilson vs. Team Stewart 🤩— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 8, 2023
The 2023 WNBA All-Star rosters are locked in 🔒 pic.twitter.com/M6C3YteYHJ
A few gals to watch on Team Wilson are Kelsey Plum, who won last season's All-Star MVP after draining 30 points. Indiana Fever's Aliyah Boston is becoming the ninth rookie, and first since 2014, to be named a starter in the All-Star game. The South Carolina product is averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds.
Team Stewart will be all over the basket. Stewart (23.1) and Jewell Loyd (25.7) sit atop the league standings in points. Adding Courtney Vandersloot and Sabrina Ionescu sprinkles in the best from Brooklyn, plenty of chemistry will be there.
2023 WNBA All-star Game odds
|Team Wilson||-4.5 (-113)||O 249.5 (-109)||-190|
|Team Stewart||+4.5 (-113)||U 249.5 (-117)||+150|
Heading into the game, Team Wilson are favored. Wilson has captained two other All-Star teams in the last three years, winning both years. In 2022, her group took down Stewart's in a 134-112 win. Based on the point total above, the UNDER has hit back-to-back. Going a bit further back in history, it has hit in three of the last four contests.
2023 WNBA All-star Three-Point Contest odds
Ah, got to love the good ol' three-point competition. A new champion will be crowned with Allie Quigley not shooting. Quigley has won the contest four years in a row, the first athlete in the WNBA and NBA to do so.
Oddsmakers suggest Aces' Jackie Young will sink the most beyond the arc. Through 21 games, the Notre Dame product is hitting 48.5% of her threes. She has hit over 50% in four of her last five meetings. Liberty's Ionescu has been feeling good from far out lately, too. She has gone 13 for 26 combined in her last two appearances.
2023 WNBA All-star Skill Competition
The skills competition will look different this time around, featuring four teams with two teammates. The league describes it as a relay against the clock that will test agility, dribbling, shooting and passing. Teams will take turns hoping to out-time their opponents. Of course, oddsmakers are backing with the dominant Aces on this one.
Team Aces: Chelsea Gray & Kelsey Plum
Team Dream: Allisha Gray & Cheyenne Parker
Team Liberty: Sabrina Ionescu & Courtney Vandersloot
Team Wings: Arike Ogunbowale & Satou Sabally
The 2023 #WNBA All-Star festivities kick off today, with the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest starting at 4 p.m. ET at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.— Mitchell Hansen (@M_Hansen13) July 14, 2023
Here are participants in both competitions, which will be aired on ESPN and the ESPN App: pic.twitter.com/RBobPtBfCs
2023 WNBA All-Star Jerseys
We get excited to see the skills showcase, but we also get amped to see the threads. The girls will be sporting the classic orange and black color scheme throughout the festivities. To add to the drip, the jumpman logo will be featured on the front for the first time in history.
WNBA All-Star Game History In Last Decade
|2022||Team Wilson||Team Stewart||134-112||Kelsey Plum|
|2021||Team WNBA||Women's National Team||93-85||Arike Ogunbowale|
|2019||Team Wilson||Team Delle Donne||129-126||Erica Wheeler|
|2018||Team Parker||Team Delle Donne||119-112||Maya Moore|
|2014||East||West||125-124 (OT)||Shoni Schimmel|
2023 WNBA All-Star Game FAQ
Where can I watch the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game?
You can catch all the weekend action on ESPN, the ESPN app or live stream it on FuboTV. The first thing to watch is skills and three-point challenge on Friday July 14th at 4 p.m. ET. The All-Star game will take place the following day on July 15th, with tip off scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Who is performing at the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game halftime show?
The league just announced female R&B grammy-nominated artist Kehlani will be performing her hits.