Breanna Stewart has been a winner for the majority of her life. She’s the most decorated 21-year-old to play in the WNBA, with four NCAA Tournament MOPs, six Gold medals, three National Player of the Year awards, two USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year honors.
As good as Stewart is, she won’t be able to change things overnight as the newest member of the Seattle Storm. They lost their first game of the 2016 season by 30 points to the Sparks.
When the WNBA season ends, Stewie will likely add a Rookie of the Year trophy to her collection of hardware, but she’ll also likely endure more losses than she has in the past four years.
Storm coach Jenny Boucek said it best, “Referees don’t respect us. Teams don’t respect us. And now we got cameras all around us. They’re coming at us to show that we ain’t all that. There’s going to be a time when we’re going to be the team to beat, and I welcome that. We’re not that yet. We’re the underdogs, and I want to enjoy that too.”
This is the first installment of a season-long documentary series by Cycle chronicling Stewart’s new chapter in the WNBA. Let Season One begin.