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Nika Muhl and Paige Bueckers' bond—Is this the most inspiring duo in women's basketball today?

The blue blood connection of the UConn Huskies is truly undeniable. After Paige Bueckers visited Washington to support Aliyah Edwards, she has now returned to show some love to her ‘twin’ Nika Muhl in Seattle. But seems like the Husky was answering to Seattle Storm star’s silent request to visit her. The two share a special bond and it was on full display as the Storm lost to the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

Showing that Muhl is no longer sick of the goofball Bueckers, she shared her feelings on seeing the former teammate in the Climate Pledge Arena. The rookie guard said, “We saw each other every day I was so sick of her in college and now that I’m away from her I miss her so much and I miss her energy and I miss our jokes and how much fun we have together so I’m very excited to have her here.”

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In the previous week, Nika Muhl had told the Storm’s reporter Bella Valerino Munson that she missed her ‘twin’ Paige Bueckers. The two were the top players for Geno Auriemma and almost successfully stopped Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes in their last Final Four meeting.

While Bueckers did not get to see her play during the intense game with the Chicago Sky, the two reunited after the game to give us some precious glimpses. But before the 2× WBCA Coaches’ All-American met her backcourt partner, she sent a message across the league.

Paige Bueckers got candid about Nika Muhl

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The Croatian hooper and Bueckers have been very open about their epic chemistry and close bond. Hence, it was obvious that when the freshly minted Top-Earning Female Athlete in the NIL store attended a game in Seattle, she would be supporting Nika Muhl. However, to clarify, she did tweet on her X account, “You know who I’m rocking.”

While she was there, the 2021 National Co-Freshman of the Year also expressed what it feels like to see her former teammate play in the WNBA. She said, “It’s crazy. Super surreal. Just to watch her live out her dreams. Just to know that just a few months ago we were basically living together. It’s definitely surreal and I’m super proud of her.”

The Seattle star has not had many chances to prove her worth for the team yet. Still, in her 10 appearances for the Storm, she has logged in 2.6 minutes on average. While the rookie has not produced any points, she is running on 0.6 rebounds and 0.1 assists per game. It will be great to see her contribute to the veteran team soon as she did at UConn.

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