WNBA Sneaker Watch: Minnesota Lynx Claim First Title

words // Brandon Richard

After not winning a playoff game for 12 seasons and missing the postseason for the past 6, the Minnesota Lynx made the ultimate one-year leap by claiming their first WNBA Championship this past Friday. The league’s best team during the regular season, the Lynx continued their dominance in the Finals, completing a 3-0 sweep of the Atlanta Dream.

Minnesota once again used a well-balanced attack in Game 3 to seal the deal on ring number one.  Seimone Augustus led the way with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Rebekkah Brunson added 13 points and 9 rebounds; Maya Moore scored 15 and pulled down 7 rebounds and Candice Wiggins contributed with 10 points herself. The Dream outscored Minnesota in three of the quarters played, but a defensively stifling 19-8 advantage in the third quarter proved to be the championship difference.

Seimone Augustus, who has spent her entire career with the Lynx, was named Finals MVP. She averaged 24.9 points per game in the finals with 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

Read on for a look at what basketball shoes were worn during Game 3 in today’s Sneaker Watch.

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Lindsey Harding wearing Nike Zoom Kobe VI; Erika de Souza wearing adidas adiZero Infiltrate vs. Minnesota LynxLindsey Harding and Erika de Souza share a laugh before he game, wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI and adiZero Infiltrate adidas basketball shoes respectively.

Lindsay Whalen wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 vs. Atlanta DreamLindsay Whalen drives in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.

Jessica Adair wearing the adidas TS Heat Check vs. Atlanta DreamJessica Adair shoots in TS Heat Check adidas basketball shoes.

Sancho Lyttle wearing Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 vs. Minnesota LynxSancho Lyttle shoots over Taj McWilliams-Franklin in the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011.

Lil' Wayne wearing Vans Era at WNBA FinalsClearly a die-hard Minnesota Lynx fan for the last 12 years, Lil’ Wayne soaks in some of the action wearing Vans Era.

Angel McCoughty wearing Nike Air Max Soldier V vs. Minnesota LynxAngel McCoughtry points out a play in the Nike Air Max Soldier V.

Rebekkah Brunson wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse vs. Atlanta DreamRebekkah Brunson goes up strong in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low.

Maya Moore wearing Jordan Fly Wade vs. Atlanta DreamMaya Moore shoots a running jumper in the Jordan Fly Wade.

Seimone Augustus wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 vs. Atlanta DreamSeimone Augustus, seen here in a PE colorway of the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011, was named WNBA Finals MVP.

images via ESPN