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June Sports Illustrated Issue Honors the WNBA's Milestone Season

The WNBA carries serious momentum into its 25th anniversary season, which tips off this week. Now it's time to take stock of where the league is, how it can grow its economic and cultural footprint ? and how it's being held back by forces that have nothing to do with the WNBA or its players. Contributing writer Kate Fagan has the story in Sports Illustrated's June issue, available online today and on newsstands May 20. Also in this issue, quarterback Alex Smith ends on his terms with senior writer Greg Bishop, Mark Bechtel on the NBA's program to mold the game's emerging stars, Rohan Nadkarni on the trade that saved Caris LeVert's life, and more.

On the Cover

Last year's bubble season drew record TV ratings and a wave of positive public relations for WNBA players' social activism. Contributing writer Kate Fagan has the story on the WNBA at 25: where it's been, where it's going, and why the reasons some mainstream sports fans (and marketers and media) don't buy in are flawed. The cover features reigning league MVP A'ja Wilson, reigning champion Sue Bird, and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Candace Parker.

May Issue Features

Also in this issue:

Leading Off: SI went behind the scenes of Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco, two top high school football programs which featured more than 50 athletes with offers to play for Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

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