CHICAGO — WNBA legend Sylvia Fowles stole the show in the first half of the 2022 All-Star Game when she dunked on a breakaway opportunity, much to the delight of the packed Wintrust Arena crowd.
Fowles — who spent the beginning of her career with the Chicago Sky before joining the Minnesota Lynx in 2015, with whom she won two championships — was embraced by her teammates on Team Wilson, who beat Team Stewart 134-112.
Fowles now has a dunk in the first and last All-Star Games of her career. The previous one came in 2009.
Fowles and fellow soon-to-be-retiree Sue Bird were co-captains and starters as they made their eighth and 13th All-Star appearances, respectively, and were honored midgame for their contributions to the sport.
A four-time Defensive Player of the Year and the 2017 league MVP, Fowles got the scoring going with the first points of the game, a 3-pointer. The WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder, Fowles had attempted only one 3 in her WNBA career entering the game.
She finished with 7 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.