The 2017 WNBA season tips off Saturday, May 13, 2017

The WNBA will tip off its 21st season on Saturday, May 13, 2017, with three games, highlighted by the defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks hosting the Seattle Storm at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles, led by 2016 WNBA regular-season MVP Nneka Ogwumike and Finals MVP Candace Parker, will receive its championship rings in a pregame ceremony, while Seattle will feature nine-time All-Star selection Sue Bird and reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year Breanna Stewart.

In the other opening-day matchups, the New York Liberty, led by former league MVP Tina Charles, will host the San Antonio Stars, owners of the top pick in WNBA Draft 2017 (3 p.m. ET); and two-time WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream will visit All-Stars Chiney Ogwumike and Alex Bentley and the Connecticut Sun (7 p.m. ET).

Throughout the 2017 season, ESPN’s family of networks will air up to 29 games, including every game of the WNBA Playoffs and WNBA Finals. NBA TV will televise more than 40 games during the regular season. The network’s schedule will be announced at a later date.

In addition, WNBA League Pass will provide online and mobile viewing of live and archived WNBA games for the entire season with enhanced options such as multiple-game viewing and DVR functionality as well as box-score and play-by-play overlays.

The 2017 WNBA regular season runs from Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, Sept. 3. [Full Schedule]

2017 ESPN/ESPN2 TV Schedule

Day Date Visitor Home Local Time ET Network
Sat. May 13, 2017 Seattle Los Angeles 2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN
Thur. May 18, 2017 Minnesota New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM ESPN2
Tues. June 6, 2017 Chicago Los Angeles 7:00 PM 10:00 PM ESPN2
Thur. June 29, 2017 Seattle Connecticut 8:00 PM 8:00 PM ESPN2
Thur. July 6, 2017 Los Angeles Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM ESPN2
Tues. July 18, 2017 Chicago Seattle 6:00 PM 9:00 PM ESPN2
Thur. Aug. 3, 2017 Atlanta Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM ESPN2
Thur. Aug. 10, 2017 Phoenix Dallas 7:00 PM 8:00 PM ESPN2
Thur. Aug. 24, 2017 Los Angeles Phoenix 6:00 PM 9:00 PM ESPN2

* Schedule subject to change

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