Lacklustre Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu Get a Harsh Reality Check From WNBA Analyst Remembering Legend Sheryl Swoopes’ Teammate

Published 10/14/2023, 7:08 AM EDT

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Throughout the season, the Las Vegas Aces radiated dominance. The Aces are one win away from repeating as champs. The New York Liberty, led by Breanna Stewart, worked hard to establish their viewpoint. These two teams have been dubbed the “Super Teams” of the WNBA for their outstanding teamwork. The showdown cast by the Las Vegas Aces, with a prowess of averaging 17 points and seven comprehensive triumphs in the playoffs, is something the Aces aced very well this year, attempting to achieve inconceivable postseason records.

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However, sports analysts believe that the New York Liberty players lack a trait that the Las Vegas Aces have accomplished tastefully, which accounts for their success.

The reality check on Breanna Stewart and Co.

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Building a super team within a hard horizon is highly impossible, especially to ace back-to-back championships while maintaining supremacy in scores. The aces have shown monotony in dominance. But they have broken the stereotypes of a serious environment with their teams. They have defied the belief in acquiring discipline at the price of banter.

LaChina Robinson, an ESPN sports expert, correctly identified the winning recipe of the Aces’ as accountability. She also accuses New York Liberty of failing to take on such responsibilities. “The accountability that I feel with the Aces granted that team has been together for a long time, I don’t feel that level of accountability for New York.”

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As Robinson points out her chat with Sheryl Swoopes on player accountability, “I text Sheryl Swoopes, who’s a four-time champion…who was that one player when Y’all weren’t playing up to the speed that really would get into all, she said Kim Peerot.” This was a severe blow for Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu for not being the players to hype up the team like Kim Perrot does when they are on the verge of losing.

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The ESPN reporter went on to say that Sandy, the coach of the New York Liberty, lacked the igniting fire to light up her team. Despite the fact that the Aces have been a long-standing squad for many years, Liberty also showcases a star-studded MVP talent pool that has the ability to unlock the title. All this raises a question.

Who’s Kim Perrot?

If we go back to the second WNBA Finals in 1998, the reigning champions, the Housten Comets, were completely naive and on their way to get defeated by Phoenix. Even the well-known “Big Three” of Shery Swoopes, Tina Thompson, and Cynthia Cooper were of no assistance. “I got this coach,” Kim Perrot said, illuminating the comet’s waning optimism. She altered the course of the game and helped the Comets win their second title in two years when she moved into the middle.

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Unfortunately, she died of cancer the next year. If there is a chance, she is still alive, she would’ve undoubtedly set unrealistic records and raised the WNBA bar.

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Nima Murugan

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Nima Murugan is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's in English Literature, she provides detailed analysis of the games. Nima developed an interest in the NBA after witnessing the greatness of LeBron James and she continues to support the Los Angeles Lakers with passion.
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Bilal Handoo

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