- The Storm boast the league's best player: Aussie import and three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson. The six-foot-five, 20/10 center is agile, powerful, and versatile, and has also won won three WNBL (Australia's top women's league) MVPs in her spare time. She's even a 92 percent free throw shooter. Seth Kolloen likened her to glory-years Shawn Kemp. Bethlehem Shoals of Free Darko compares Jackson's harrowing on-court presence with her, well, bikini pics. Join us in thanking Naismith that Shawn Kemp never posed like this.
- The Storm made a point of going undefeated at home this year, and succeeded. They've hung a banner at KeyArena reading "We are home court advantage."
- Before the Eastern Conference was decided, Nate Parham of SB Nation Seattle decided he'd rather the Storm face the Dream in the Finals. Storm head coach Brian Agler, WNBA Coach of the Year this season, offered his assessment of the Dream:
Atlanta got off to a great start and then leveled off and then played about .500 basketball all the way through until the playoffs. Once they got in the playoffs they made a change in their starting lineup and they’ve got great players. They’re a high scoring team. They’re a great rebounding team.
- Hawks' Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford, a Seattle native, is a Storm fan.
- The Storm's second-best player is point guard Sue Bird, averaging 8.5 assists and compared by Kolloen to Jason Kidd. She hit the game-winning shot that propelled the Storm to the Finals -- Seth Pollack has a frame-by-frame breakdown. Sadly, we can't confirm that Jason Kidd has never posed like this.
- Seattle sports fans think their sad sports history is at least as depressing as ours, and they may be right -- we've only lost one team, and they were only around for nine years back in the '70s anyway.
- Atlanta recently won its first (and second) playoff series ever, but the Storm haven't been tearing the league up lately either -- their round-one win over the Los Angeles Sparks was their first series victory since 2004.
- Before beating the Sparks, the Storm got an enriching visit from second-G.O.A.T. Bill Russell.