It was a battle of unbeatens, the Sparks hosting the Minnesota Lynx, one of the biggest regular-season games in WNBA history, the story of the season.
Sadly, for me, it wasn’t even the story of the day.
Last week I planned to visit Staples Center to write about what could have been a very nice moment for Los Angeles’ women’s professional basketball team. But the day before the game, a seemingly bigger basketball story arose, and those plans drastically changed.
On the same afternoon as the Sparks game, the Lakers decided to hold a news conference introducing new Coach Luke Walton, so I attended that instead.