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The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a women's professional basketball league in the United States. It currently is composed of twelve teams. The league was founded in 1996 as the women's counterpart to the NBA. League play started in 1997; the regular season is played from May to August with the playoffs starting in mid-August and running into September.

Many WNBA teams have NBA counterparts and play in the same arena. The Connecticut Sun, the Seattle Storm, and the unnamed Tulsa franchise are the only current teams to play without sharing the market with an NBA team (although the Storm shared a market with the Seattle SuperSonics before that team's controversial relocation). In addition to those three teams, the Chicago Sky is the only other team that does not share an arena with an NBA counterpart. The Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm, Tulsa franchise and the Washington Mystics are independently owned. This independent ownership is important to the WNBA's growth; at one time, all teams in the league were owned by the NBA.

Professional WNBA Basketball Teams

Charlotte Sting Team Logo

Charlotte Sting (WNBA) - Charlotte

Cleveland Rockers Team Logo

Cleveland Rockers (WNBA) - Cleveland

Detroit Shock Team Logo

Detroit Shock (WNBA) - Detroit

Houston Comets Team Logo

Houston Comets (WNBA) - Houston

Indiana Fever Team Logo

Indiana Fever (WNBA) - Indianapolis
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LA Sparks Team Logo

LA Sparks (WNBA) Website - Los Angeles

Miami Sol Team Logo

Miami Sol (WNBA) Website - Miami

Minnesota Lynx Team Logo

Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) - Minneapolis

New York Liberty Team Logo

New York Liberty (WNBA) - New York City

Orlando Miracle Team Logo

Orlando Miracle (WNBA) Website - Orlando

Phoenix Mercury Team Logo

Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) - Phoenix

Portland Fire Team Logo

Portland Fire (WNBA) - Portland

Sacramento Monarchs Team Logo

Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA) Website - Sacramento

Seattle Storm Team Logo

Seattle Storm (WNBA) - Seattle

Utah Starzz Team Logo

Utah Starzz (WNBA) - Salt Lake City
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Washington Mystics (WNBA) - District of Columbia

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