Rebekkah Brunson to replace Nneka Ogwumike in 2018 All-Star Game
Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson will replace Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike on Team Parker for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. Ogwumike is sidelined due to illness. League president Lisa Borders selected Brunson as the replacement.
Team Delle Donne and Team Parker will play in the league’s 15th All-Star Game on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis. ABC and SiriusXM NBA Radio will broadcast the game live at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT.
This will be Brunson’s second consecutive All-Star selection and fifth overall. A 15-year WNBA veteran, She has won a WNBA-record five championships, including four with Minnesota and one with Sacramento. She is the league’s career leader in rebounds. She joins three other Lynx teammates participating in the All-Star Game: Seimone Augustus (Team Delle Donne), Sylvia Fowles (Team Delle Donne) and Maya Moore (Team Parker).
|Team Delle Donne||Team Parker|
|Captain: Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics)||Captain: Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)|
|Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)||Liz Cambage (Dallas Wings)|
|Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)||Tina Charles (New York Liberty)|
|DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury)||Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings)|
|Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx)||Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks)|
|Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)||Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm)|
|Kayla McBride (Las Vegas Aces)||Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)|
|Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm)||Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)|
|Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)||Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut Sun)|
|Kristi Toliver (Washington Mystics)||Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx)|
|A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces)||Allie Quigley (Chicago Sky)|