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Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

June 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Storm celebrates Pride

SeattleStorm.pngAs one of the signature events for Seattle Pride this weekend, the Storm is offering ticket discounts and four “Pride” nights this season as part of their thanks to the lesbian and gay community for its support. The first is Friday’s “Girl’s Night” where the team hosts Los Angeles. Members of the champion Washington women’s softball team are slated to be recognized.
My favorite piece of this promo, however, has to be the subtle nod to femmes. Well, maybe it’s no association at all, but since femmes get manicures and pedicures, too, I’m tagging it.
The Storm and Julep Nail Parlor want fans to stop by their table on the concourse and vote for a new fall polish to be named after player. Now, before you traditionalist roll your eyes and wonder what basketball and nail polish have to do each other, I’ll have you know it’s a hot topic with the team.
C Ashley Robinson slaps white polish on her nails and after practice; F Camille Little is looking over it in envy. PF Lauren Jackson “rocked” the black polish in 2009, rookie Ashley Walker loves hot pink, and this season I’ve admired Swin Cash’s signature color — “Hook up” — which is a goldish-green tint.
“I’m going to wear it for every game,” she said, noting that her salon actually charged her for previously used bottle.
The Storm will be out-of-town for the actual Parade on Sunday, playing in Los Angeles, but The Seattle Weekly didn’t miss an opportunity to name the “gayest” member of the team. There’s no proof the mascot has a sexuality, however, only one owner is “out” and none of the players publicly claim to be lesbian.

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