Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and The 10 Greatest WNBA Tandems of All Time

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Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and The 10 Greatest WNBA Tandems of All Time

The WNBA has evolved from its early beginnings as the "scrappy little woman's league," into a basketball association where highly skilled professionals execute their craft with pride and verve.

Unfortunately, there are many who saw A game in 1998 where there were more fouls than points and believe THAT is the modern day WNBA.

With the recent retirement of some of the ALL TIME GREATS that forged the league's place in sports, a new generation of players have taken on their mantle.

Girl's basketball is gaining momentum all around the world, and it has become time to identify the great ones and celebrate their accomplishments to show little girls across the world that if they work really hard, someday, they could be the next Lisa Leslie or Sheryl Swoopes.

Basketball is a game of roles and responsibilities. The "role" of "star" is no more important than the essential role of "grunt" who grabs boards, blocks shots and takes great pride in knocking you on your keister should you dare to venture into "their paint."  Without either, there can be no winning.

The NBA started in 1946 and the WNBA in 1997. In all those years many people have tried to build teams in many different ways. It has been discovered through trial and error that a "tandem" of star players is required to build a team that will compete for a championship.

The following slides are my picks of the 10 greatest tandems in the history of the WNBA. If you think I forgot anyone or feel that the order is incorrect please leave a comment and let me know.

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