Despite Minnesota's Maya Moore being the leading vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star Game, she will not be one of the captains who pick the two teams.
Moore was voted a captain by receiving the most votes, but told the league she was unable to perform the captain duties.
Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams.
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However, what it allowed almost every player to do is showcase their skills at what is arguably the greatest marketing stage for a footballer.
Forward Elena Delle Donne and guard Kristi Toliver were picked to participate in the July 28 showcase in Minneapolis.
Toliver, who starred in college at the University of Maryland, is averaging 14.0 points per game this season. It will be the second All-Star Game in her 10-year career.
"Seventeen years ago, if you told me I'd be setting a new record with 11 All-Star appearances, I would have called you insane", Bird said in a statement released by the Storm.
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Delle Donne is fourth in the league in scoring with 20.6 points per game. Under the new All-Star Game format, players were selected for the first time without regard for conference affiliation. She might have been snubbed once again if the league adhered to picking East and West All-Star teams as it had in previous years.
With Moore passing on the opportunity to be captain, that gave Parker the nod as she finished third in the voting by fans, players, coaches and the media.
Delle Donne's team will be led by Seattle coach Dan Hughes, who has guided the Storm to the league's best record. Delle Donne will pick first and then alternate picks with Parker.
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The All-Star teams will be revealed Thursday during ESPN2's telecast of a game between Washington and Dallas (5 p.m. PT tip-off). She's also averaging a league-best 11.9 rebounds per game. Every team had at least one player on the list except last-place Indiana.