On Friday, July 21st the day before the All-Star game WNBA President Lisa Borders was joined by Seattle Storm forward/center Breanna Stewart, Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray and forward Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson and Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones as they prepared to raise the flag at the very top of the Space Needle.
Borders spoke live on camera as she spoke of bringing the All-Star Game to Seattle and about the WNBA flag raising and participants.
Each player took a turn raising the flag but when it came time to figure out who would be last to help anchor the flag the Space Needle employee couldn’t get a commitment from the players on who that person would be. Finally Borders said, “Okay, your basketball players, who brings it home.” Without hesitation one of the players said, “Stewie brings it home.”
So Stewart made the final pull as the flag ascended over Seattle in honor of the All-Star Game.
Photos by Virginia Lopez/2017 Tomboy Sports Photography