WNBA is better than ever

League faces challenges, but All-Star Game was a triumph of competition

Originally Published: July 25, 2009
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- A good All-Star Game is just bad enough to remind you how close to the edge tremendous talent takes you. It's a reminder that played at its peak, basketball's margin for error more closely resembles brushing the wall at 200 miles per hour in a race car than cruising down the interstate in the family sedan.

By that measure, Saturday's All-Star Game was a rousing success, even if a potential race to the finish line fizzled into a victory lap for the Western Conference ...

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