Photos: Storm Fans Celebrate Third WNBA Title

by Susan Fried

Thousands of people lined the streets around Seattle Center for a parade and filled Key Arena for a rally Sunday, September 16, for the WNBA Champion Seattle Storm. The team traveled a short distance around the Seattle Center in trolley cars to the Key Arena, where they were greeted by the adoring fans and a few dignitaries including Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell. Six-thousand people filled Key Arena and heard from the players and owners, watched highlights from the season, and cheered wildly when veteran Sue Bird said that she would be back next year for her 17th season.

The Seattle Storm won their 3rd WNBA championship by sweeping the Washington Mystics in three games. WNBA MVP Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart scored 30 points in the final game and went on to win MVP for the finals.

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Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard takes a bow during a rally September 16 at Key Arena, celebrating the Seattle Storms Third WNBA title. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Fans cheer as the the WNBA champion Seattle Storm arrive at Key Arena for a rally to celebrate their third WNBA Championship title. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Storm Point Guard Sue Bird waves at the crowd during the parade. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Former candidate for Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction and avid basketball fan Erin Jones cheers at a rally for the WNBA champs, Seattle Storm Key Arena Sept. 16. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Seattle Storm Forward Alysha Clark enters the Key Arena holding the Seattle Storms Third WNBA Championship trophy during a rally September 16 celebrating the team’s accomplishments. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Constance Rice (center) cheers on the Seattle Storm as they arrive at Key Arena for a rally to celebrate winning their Third WNBA title. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Seattle Storm Forward and 2018 WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is swarmed by photographers September 16 during the parade celebrating the Seattle Storm’s Third WNBA Championship title. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Seattle Storm Coach Dan Hughes waves to the crowd during a parade celebrating the Seattle Storms Third WNBA Championship. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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A fan with his children waves at some of the Seattle Storm players as they pass by during a parade September 16 celebrating the Storms Third WNBA Championship. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Seattle Storm Forward Natasha Howard flashes a victory sign during the parade celebrating the Storms Third WNBA Championship. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joined thousands of other fans to celebrate the Seattle Storms Third WNBA Championship September 16 at a Rally in Key Arena. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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While her teammate Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis looks on, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird shows off her T-shirt honoring Storm Forward Breanna Stewart for being named WNBA MVP 2018. The Storm were honored for winning their Third WNBA Championship with a parade and rally on September 16. Sue Bird is the only Storm player to have been on all 3 teams that won championships. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Seattle Storm Forward Alysha Clark reacts to the cheers of the crowd at a rally at Key Arena, celebrating the Storm’s Third WNBA championship. (Photo: Susan Fried)

Featured Photo: Seattle Storm players Courtney Paris, Noelle Quinn, Jewell Loyd, and Alysha Clark wave to the fans during the parade celebrating their Third WNBA championship. (Photo: Susan Fried)

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