Tina Thompson thrilled to be late addition to 2013 WNBA All-Star Game

Tina Thompson. Photo: WNBA/NBAE.
Tina Thompson. Photo: WNBA/NBAE.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It would not be a WNBA All-Star game without a member of the Seattle Storm, and without the league’s all-time leading scorer, Tina Thompson.

So when Brittney Griner, the rookie from Phoenix went down with injury, the WNBA circle of life brought the only remaining original league member to Connecticut for the game. Thompson is thrilled that she is getting this one last All-Star game appearance.

“It’s always an honor to come here and be a part of the All-Star game,” she said. “It is literally the best of the best at the time or at this point of the season. To be selected again is cool. There are probably a few players within 10 years of my age but other than that, it’s great!”

In 16 games this season, the  38-year old Thompson ranks second among Storm players in scoring (12.3 ppg) and rebounds (5.0 rpg). She is the only player to have participated in every WNBA season. The first player selected in the inaugural WNBA college draft in 1997, Thompson is an eight-time All-WNBA pick who helped the Houston Comets to the league’s first four championships. She was selected to the league’s All-Decade Team in 2006 and named one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players during the league’s 15th season.

WNBA All-Star 2013 will be nationally broadcast on ABC, Saturday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m. ET from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Fans of the WNBA are blessed to get to celebrate the legend one more time in the All-Star game. Enjoy!

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