At Maya Moore’s All-Star postgame press conference, someone asked her if she had any room for another award in her trophy case.
“Thank you for your concern for my storage space,” was her reply.
It was all in jest, but the point is a good one—Moore just can’t seem to stop winning.
The Lynx forward won her third All-Star MVP trophy in a row on Saturday afternoon, pouring in 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Moore flashed impressive playmaking abilities, including a few highlight-reel lobs from half court to cutting teammates, as she led Team Parker to a victory. Lynx fans know Maya has skills, but it’s fun to see her show off a little in an environment when the opposition isn’t completely keyed in on stopping her.
As if the MVP award wasn’t enough, Moore also picked up a few records in the process. With her total of 119 points and 48 made buckets in All-Star games, Moore becomes the WNBA all-time career leader in both categories.
Sylvia Fowles said before the game that she didn’t think Moore was capable of playing noncompetitive basketball, and her prediction looked like a good one tonight. Obviously, Moore had fun, and nobody did anything in bad taste, but you could tell that Moore wanted both to win and to put on a show for the hometown fans. When Moore sets her mind to something it usually happens, so of course she did both.
With another dominant performance in a career full of them, Moore continues to add to the legend. We’re all excited to see what she does next.