Whalen Approaches Monumental Achievement in WNBA History

June 07, 2017 02:29 PM

Lindsay Whalen will make history the next time the Minnesota Lynx star wins a WNBA basketball game.

That could come Friday night when the Lynx play at the Washington Mystics at 6 p.m. And if it does, the former Hutchinson and University of Minnesota standout will pass Swin Cash for the most career wins by a WNBA player with 294.

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"I've been around some great teams and great coaches," Whalen said.

"It also means I've been around for a long time. Every time you go to a game, you want to win. It's a fun stat, it shows there's a lot that goes into it for sure. But at the end of the day, to be tied with Swin (Cash), there's some good company there. It's fun to have that. It shows I've had good coaches and teammates."

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is quick to say Whalen has been at the center of the franchise's success.

"It wasn't by chance that this team is successful. It's Lindsay Whalen being at the lead of this group and they'll tell you that," she said.

"There's a competitive drive that Lindsay has that's combined with tremendous intelligence for the game. She hates to lose and she's really smart. I think the combo of those two things, wherever she's been, whether it's the Gophers or other teams, she wins.

"Along the way she's been the common denominator for success."

***To see extended interviews w/ Lindsay Whalen and Cheryl Reeve, CLICK THE VIDEO BOX ABOVE***

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Jeff Brioschi

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