The WNBA is gearing up to start its season, shining a spotlight on a rookie class spearheaded by Clark and Reese

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Caitlin Clark looks to pass the ball to her teammate

Discussions about the WNBA’s expansion often begin with Caitlin Clark, but when it comes to the 2024 championship, all eyes are on the powerhouse Las Vegas Aces led by A’ja Wilson as they aim for a third consecutive title.

The Aces have been dominant in recent years, securing back-to-back championships, a feat not seen since the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001-02. They are the favorites to win again as the league kicks off its 28th season on Tuesday, with BetMGM giving them strong odds. New York is the closest contender.

“We know that every time we step onto the court, we’re being targeted,” explained Aces guard Chelsea Gray. “But we also realize that what worked last year might not work this year. Each championship season is unique.”

Wilson, who was named the WNBA Finals MVP last season, and the Aces are striving for a third straight title, a milestone achieved only by the Houston Comets, who clinched the first four league championships.

However, much of the league’s buzz revolves around Clark, as well as Angel Reese, Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso, and other rookies who have sparked the most excitement in the past decade.

Caitlin Clark celebrating with her teammates

The players’ popularity from their college days has led to high jersey sales and packed arenas. To meet the demand for more tickets, teams have moved games to larger venues. Additionally, their popularity has pushed the league to introduce charter flights for road games.

Despite all the excitement surrounding the rookie players, how they perform on the court will determine if the early attention on the league continues.

The Las Vegas team is the strong favorite to win again, but the New York Liberty is expected to provide tough competition. New York has kept its entire starting lineup from last season, which lost to the Aces in the WNBA Finals.

New York’s roster was assembled last season through free agency and trades, and now with players like Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones, and Sabrina Ionescu, they aim to lead the franchise to its first championship.

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