WNBA Atlanta Dream eyes championship

Emmett Schindler, Reporter

As the WNBA season nears its end, the Atlanta Dream already clinched the Eastern Conference. With their 19-15 record heading into the playoffs, they look to make another run at a championship.

Akin to other sports teams in Atlanta, the Dream have consistently made the playoffs, and lost. Star guard Angel McCoughtry produced another solid season, finishing fourth in the league in points per game. In the first round of the playoffs the Dream play the Chicago Sky, who finished the season 15-19, being the 4th seed in the East. Atlanta and Chicago played each other five times in the regular season, with the Dream winning 3 of those contests.

“I usually don’t watch the WNBA, but I’m excited for the Dream this year and hope they can finally win a championship,” North Cobb sophomore basketball player Mo Hopkins said.

The Dream have made the finals in three of their last four  years, losing all three of their appearances. Head coach Michael Cooper feels he possesses a championship caliber team this year and seems hungry for a ring in his first year coaching the team.

The WNBA remains only faintly popular around the country, so it proves difficult to find people who actually know about the Dream. In a Would you Rather app, a question asked, “Would you rather find five dollars or have your local WNBA team win the championship?” As you might guess, 84% took the money.

The Dream might not claim the biggest fan base, but they play like they have millions watching them. This year they look to finally win the one championship that notoriously evaded them.