Posts by Alex Simon

SF Bay Area native, 2x grad (Elon, ASU), adjunct professor at ASU's Cronkite School, editor & journalist always looking to tell unique stories.

Diana Taurasi’s legacy: the WNBA villain we all deserve

October 28, 2021

Dive deep on Taurasi’s approach to the game, impact for the Mercury and the reality of her body

Phoenix Mercury's Kia Nurse dribbles during a game against the Washington Mystics on May 18, 2021. (Domenic Allegra photo)

Assessing the Phoenix Mercury offseason ahead

October 22, 2021

GM Jim Pitman discusses vital questions ahead

Mercury

Despite painful end, Mercury players grateful for magical run

October 19, 2021

Mercury cherish tight-knit bond even after Finals loss that ‘hurts like hell’

The door to the visiting locker room at Wintrust Arena, October 17, 2021.

Diana Taurasi breaks Phoenix Mercury locker room door after Game 4 loss

October 17, 2021

Tension runs high after the conclusion of WNBA Finals

Wrong kind of record-breaking night has Phoenix Mercury near elimination again

October 16, 2021

Biggest blowout in WNBA Finals history puts the Phoenix Mercury’s backs against the wall—but they’ve been here before

A star turn from Kahleah Copper has Chicago one win from a title

October 16, 2021

Copper shines with 22 points as Sky smash Mercury in record-breaking blowout in Game 3

Brittney Griner. (Screenshot via WNBA Media Central)

Mercury stars step up in OT win to even WNBA Finals

October 14, 2021

‘BG is just playing at a different level right now’

How the Phoenix Mercury can answer the bell in Game 2

October 13, 2021

‘Nobody’s in panic mode’

Fatigue a factor in Mercury dropping Game 1 of WNBA Finals

October 11, 2021

Phoenix hopes two days of rest, Sophie Cunningham returning will help in Game 2

Diana Taurasi

With Isla born and GOAT awarded, Diana Taurasi ready for Finals

October 10, 2021

Taurasi details the whirlwind 48 hours before Game 1 of the Finals began