With the NBA players locked out and the 2011-12 season in jeopardy, many basketball fans are wondering where to turn to for their hoops fix.
The obvious choice this fall would be the NCAA; but if you can’t wait that long, the WNBA season is happening right now!
Not excited? I don’t blame you. It’s not difficult to figure out why there’s a lack of interest in the WNBA. The talent just isn’t there.
Combine that with uniforms that don’t exactly appeal to the superficial man—along with a general lack of aesthetically-pleasing women—and your key demographic isn’t setting the DVR to record the next Sparks versus Liberty game.
However, if you look closely you’ll see several hidden gems currently playing in the WNBA—and I’m not talking about their basketball skills.
Coming up with 10 sexy WNBA players wasn’t easy compared to women’s tennis and volleyball, especially with the recent departures of Brittany Jackson, Svetlana Abrosimova and Kayte Christensen (look them up on Google).
However, the women I was able to come up with will still get your blood going to the point where you might actually tune into a WNBA game if you’re bored on a summer evening.
Of course, beauty is subjective, so my order might differ from yours. But at the end of the day, the important thing is that I have 10 photos of 10 beautiful athletes. Enjoy!
Kobryn is a WNBA rookie with the Seattle Storm after many years in Europe. She is originally from Poland and has brought her cute girl-next-door smile to North America with her.
Ewelina hasn't played much so far in her first WNBA season, but it clearly has nothing to do with her looks.
However, she isn't the only member of the Seattle Storm on this list, so keep your eyes peeled for more of what seems to be the overall sexiest team in the league.
Lehning is in her third year with the Atlanta Dream and it's an appropriate team name because she truly is a dream to look at.
She's another girl-next-door beauty and has a great slim but athletic physique as well.
Her gorgeous smile radiates across the room and hopefully we'll see this smile for many years to come in the WNBA as she's only 24 years old.
Leilani Mitchell is an extreme cutie and I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Mitchell have been dating since 2008, so if she's good enough for Derrick then she's good enough for me.
At 5'5", Mitchell is short by WNBA standards. However, she's a very good point guard for the New York Liberty and she has a great smile that helps her come in as the eighth hottest woman currently playing in the WNBA.
Although Becky Hammon was born in the United States, she chose to gain Russian citizenship and play for Team Russia at the 2008 Olympics after not being invited to try out for Team U.S.A.
The decision by Hammon created a lot of controversy in her homeland for obvious reasons. However, when you look as good as she does, in my opinion you can get away with controversial decisions.
Hammon's gorgeous face and athletic body complement each other nicely. She's definitely the darling of the San Antonio Silver Stars and it's easy to see why.
Sue Bird is another member of the Seattle Storm on this list and it's easy to see why.
In fact, many people might rank her even higher because of her long, slender, athletic build and her soft, flawless face.
Bird is also one of the more recognizable female basketball players because she is one of the best. She's a five-time All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, and she led the UConn Huskies to two national titles while being named the Naismith Player of the Year in college.
Sue Bird's sex appeal is a great complement to her on-court talents, and we thank her for that.
Yet another member of the Seattle Storm, Swin Cash always looks good on and off the court.
She's a three-time All-Star and she certainly knows how to rock a sexy dress at red carpet events.
Her strong but slender and curvy frame combined with her high cheek bones and seductive smile make her a complete knock out.
She also seems to have a great sense of style and loves looking good at social events; which we should be very appreciative of.
Believe it or not, Cash isn't the last Seattle Storm player on this list either. Did I tell you they were a sexy team?
If your blood wasn't boiling before, Candace Parker will really turn up the heat with her sex appeal.
The 6'4" Parker is flawless in the looks department and she's a pretty good basketball player too. She is a star with the L.A. Sparks and has a sexy, slender frame that can dominate on the court and look great off it.
Parker's pretty eyes, beautiful face and exquisite physique is proof that tall women can be just as sexy. There's more proof of that to come!
Spencer is a 6'3" slender beauty who plays guard for the Phoenix Mercury. Her heart-stopping smile and great figure puts her right near the top of this list of sexy WNBA players.
It's a wonder why Spencer has been traded so much in her WNBA career—she must be a fan favourite considering she cleans up so nicely off the court.
She's definitely a favourite of mine and that won't change any time soon considering what an all-around beauty she is.
This 6'1" Australian bombshell is among the hottest of the many sexy female basketball players from down under.
Penny Taylor is a stunning blonde beauty and doesn't have one single physical flaw. She has the cute face, the sexy body, the seductive eyes and the gorgeous smile.
She has it all and the Phoenix Mercury should be lucky to have her as an integral part of their franchise.
But as hot as Penny Taylor is, she isn't the sexiest basketball player in the WNBA—or even from her own country. That spot is reserved for the hottest of all the sexy women in the WNBA!
Not only is Lauren Jackson one of the best female basketball players on the planet, she's also easily the best looking!
The Australian-born Jackson is so hot that she posed nude for Playboy recently and looked great doing it! She was also part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and might just be the hottest 6'5" woman on the entire planet!
She has a resemblance to Anna Kournikova—only she's been much more successful at her sport. She is a seven-time All-Star for the sexy Seattle Storm and has averaged better than 20 points a game in five seasons.
Jackson is the blonde beauty that only dreams are made of. She has it all in the looks and sex appeal department, and for that reason she is the hottest WNBA player!
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