Ranking the 12 Best WNBA Mascots

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:22 PM
EVERETT, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Doppler the Seattle Storm mascot gets the crowd ready for the game against the Minnesota Lynx before the first game of the WNBA playoffs at the Angel of the Winds Arena on September 11, 2019 in Everett, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

With WNBA free agency right around the corner, I felt it was vital that we take a look at some of the unsung heroes that constantly make us laugh (or maybe even cry) during your favorite summer months.

These furry, funny, bizarre, and quirky creatures show up every game ready to give it 100 percent regardless of your basketball odds. They remain fiercely loyal to their team even if we still don't know what many of them are. It's time we educate ourselves further on the lovable mascots of the WNBA. 

12. Atlanta Dream: Star

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 07: Star, mascot of the Atlanta Dream, against the Minnesota Lynx in Game Three of the 2011 WNBA Finals at Philips Arena on October 7, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Birthday: May 1, 2008, at Zoo Atlanta

Gender: Male

Species: Unknown at this time. Possibly a Yellow-Billed Eagle or a Noisy Miner? Honestly, I just Googled "grey bird with yellow beak.”

Fun Facts: Star hatched just before the Atlanta Dream's inaugural home opener, which took place on May 23rd. The name "Star" was voted on by the season ticket holders of the Dream.

11. Chicago Sky: Sky Guy

https://twitter.com/skyguywnba/status/645289520351440896

Birthday: July 11, 2006, in Chicago, IL

Gender: Male, obviously.

Species: Homo sapien with a jetpack.

Fun Facts: He has night vision goggles and wears a size 16 shoe. His suit is aerodynamic and also waterproof.

10. Connecticut Sun: Blaze

https://twitter.com/JohnBStanton/status/1312084713205452801

Birthday: July 11, ????

Gender: Male

Species: Mysterious, fuzzy, orange ray of sunshine.

Not so Fun Facts: Just to be honest, there is not a ton of information on Blaze. That's all I've got for you.

9. Dallas Wings: Lightning

https://twitter.com/DallasWings/status/1134462705379827719

Birthday: May 20, 2017

Gender: The ONLY official female mascot of the WNBA

Species: Pegasus

Fun Facts: A bright neon Pegasus was lit up on top of Magnolia Oil Co. in 1934 and, in time, evolved into an iconic symbol for the city of Dallas. You can see Pegasus on murals, restaurants, street signs, and unofficial city flags all over the area. (See, you did learn something.)

8. Indiana Fever: Freddy Fever

https://twitter.com/TheButlerBlue/status/1334181345430548481

Birthday: July 11, ????

Gender: Male

Species: Unknown. I reached out to the Fever to further investigate. They were suspicious and cryptic. I was told this: "Freddy is the friendliest Fever fan of all. He's just Freddy."

Fun Facts: Enjoys making everyone laugh, dancing, and riding scooters.

7. Las Vegas Aces: Buckets

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 26: Las Vegas Aces mascot BUCKET$ performs during the Aces' game against the Los Angeles Sparks at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Sparks 83-70. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Birthday: Unknown, but one would assume the spring of 2018.

Species: Lucky Rabbit. (Who has brought a ton of luck to the franchise the last couple of years!)

Gender: Unknown

Fun Facts: Is the youngest of all the WNBA mascots. Alternate spelling is: Bucket$. Resides in Sin City and is always around to aid in your basketball betting.

6. Los Angeles Sparks: Sparky

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 31: Los Angeles Sparks mascot Sparky interacts with the crowd at Staples Center on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Birthday: July 20, 2007

Gender: Male

Species: Canine

Fun Facts: Sparky is from “Cainaheim,” CA and is the oldest of 10 puppies. 

5. Minnesota Lynx: Prowl

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 8: Prowl, mascot for the Minnesota Lynx performs during Game Two of the 2013 WNBA Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Atlanta Dream on October 8, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Birthday: It’s either Aug 18, June 29, or July 13. It has historically been celebrated on many different dates.

Gender: Unknown

Species: Lynx

Fun Facts: Prowl weighs 75 pounds, and according to the Lynx website, is 5-foot-12 (not six feet, apparently).

4. New York Liberty: Maddie

NEW YORK - JUNE 02: New York Liberty mascot Maddie poses for photos to promote the new partnership between NY Liberty and Foxwoods at Madison Square Garden on June 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
(Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

Birthday: June 29, 1997

Gender: Unknown. One would assume female, but this is not officially documented.

Species: Canine

Fun Facts: Maddie is named after Madison Square Garden, where the Liberty used to play their games. 

3. Phoenix Mercury: Scorch

https://twitter.com/PhoenixMercury/status/1244348017840291840

Birthday: June 9, 2002, in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Gender: Male

Species: Unknown 

Fun Facts: Scorch loves the Red Hot Chili Peppers, hot tamales, and his idol growing up was Barney.

2. Seattle Storm: Doppler

EVERETT, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Doppler the Seattle Storm mascot gets the crowd ready for the game against the Minnesota Lynx before the first game of the WNBA playoffs at the Angel of the Winds Arena on September 11, 2019 in Everett, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

Birthday: July 10 or July 20

Gender: Unknown

Species: Unknown, but it's safe to assume that is not what a doppler radar looks like.

Fun Facts: Doppler loves Blizzards from Dairy Queen, the Weather Channel, and its favorite superhero is Storm from the X-Men.

1. Washington Mystics: Pax the Panda

https://twitter.com/NBANation/status/348875541794938881

Birthday: May 23, 2006, at the Smithsonian Zoo in DC.

Gender: Unknown

Species: Panda

Fun Facts: Favorite movie is Kung Fu Panda.

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Rachel Galligan is a basketball analyst at BetMGM, HERO Sports, and Winsidr, focusing on college hoops and the WNBA. She’s a former D1 standout at Eastern Illinois University, a three-time Hall of Famer, professional basketball player and collegiate coach. Rachel also has served as a color analyst for ESPN, OVC Sports Network, and Mountain West Network.

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