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Want to be happy and healthy? Invite the Las Vegas Aces into your heart

SB Nation logo SB Nation 5/23/2019 Tom Ziller
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The 2019 WNBA season begins on Friday, and while a number of injuries and sit-out decisions have thinned the ranks of the stars, there’s still a lot to look forward to seeing.

Given that there are just 12 teams, some people need help finding a team to call their own if there isn’t one nearby (or if they don’t believe geography should dictate happiness). The good news is that our brilliant women’s basketball crew put together a 7-question quiz to help you find your WNBA team. The questions are essentially also a description of your perfect cook-out.

In proof that the quiz is infallible, I picked hamburgers, mac and cheese, cornbread, and “Summer Time” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince and came out with the Las Vegas Aces, the obviously correct answer. Liz Cambage, A’ja Wilson, Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum? LET’S GO.

(In related news, it’s wild that the Bay Area doesn’t have and has never had a WNBA team. Come on, rich people! Also, new-ish Kings ownership promised to bring back the Monarchs after building Golden 1 Center. BRING BACK THE MONARCHS. Plant some milkweed gardens or whatever and BRING BACK THE MONARCHS.)

Take the quiz, learn about your new favorite team and follow along with the crew at and Swish Appeal all season. (I can’t guarantee the newsletter will cover the season as closely as we do the NBA season, primarily because your boy needs rest after NBA free agency so we decrease the newsletter schedule to twice a week. But we’ll do our best.)


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