Tonight, Lindsay Whalen is playing in her 450th WNBA game, tying Becky Hammon for 9th all time.
Whalen has played 253 of those games (over nine seasons) in a Lynx uniform and holds the all-time Lynx record in assists. She is a four-time WNBA Champion, a three-time member of the All-WNBA First Team, and a six-time All-Star. Whalen also holds the WNBA record for games won with 307.
The longevity and success of Whalen’s career is a huge testament to her work ethic and her dedication towards improving in each of her going-on-15 years in the league. Whalen opened up her season with an impressive performance on Sunday, scoring 17 points and dishing out nine assists in 28.2 minutes of play. She holds career averages of 11.9 points and five assists in 29 minutes per game.
Whalen is an anchor for the Lynx, and reaching 450 games is certainly an accomplishment, but Lynx fans can be sure the ever-competitive Whalen will be focused on only one thing tonight—winning.