Relishing in $85 Million Worth Franchise’s Playoffs Emergence, Owner Dwyane Wade Braces for Next Battle

Published 09/09/2023, 8:12 AM EDT

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Dwyane Wade has invested into the future of the WNBA. The team that was crowned with the championship title in 2021 has successfully secured its position in the WNBA playoffs. Earlier this year, Wade purchased an ownership stake in the $85 million franchise. As the three-time NBA champion celebrates his team’s latest victory, questions about title contention have started emerging. Earlier this year, The Flash  became the second NBA player after Magic Johnson to own a stake in a WNBA team. 

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Much to fans’ delight, Wade’s inclusion in the team’s ownership group seems to have made an impact. Let’s take a closer at the team’s latest victory.

Dwyane Wade boasts of his hometown WNBA team’s victory

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While the percentage is unknown, the news about Wade purchasing a stake in the $85 million franchise gained much traction among fans. As the public was keeping a close watch on the Chicago Sky, the players showed up in a big way.

With a 92-87 win, the Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx to make their way to the WNBA payoffs for the 5th consecutive year with a record of 17-22 thus far.

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Taking to Instagram, the 2006 NBA Finals MVP reshared the post from the official page on his Instagram.

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 Kahleah Copper was certainly the star of the show with 20 points on a 5-for-8 shooting arc. But fans were not sure what to expect after an uncertain few months.

Wade gears up for the upcoming battle

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After the departure of key players and coach James Wade, the Chicago Sky were in a major crisis.

Nonetheless, the team was able to overcome the hurdles. With new coach Emre Vatansever, the team has yet again shifted its focus toward the championship.

However, as the team finally grabbed the position in the playoffs, more challenges lay ahead. Ever since Wade announced the news of his debut in the WNBA, fans have been waiting eagerly to see how his role can impact bringing back the team as champion.

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With Johnson’s Los Angeles Sparks out of playoff contention, it will be interesting to watch if the Hall of Famer’s home team can grab the championship title as well. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Pritha Debroy

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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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