The last-second Game 5 finish of the 2016 WNBA Finals demands a deep rewind | Lynx-Sparks

27 dec 2020
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The ending of the 2016 WNBA finals raises my heart rate no matter how many times I watch it. Elimination game, no timeouts, tie score, nine seconds left. This is the stuff of driveway fiction, the sort of scenario you create as a kid at your backyard hoop. And like, not to make it all about me, but uh, the fact that back up PG Chelsea Gray has the ball in the final seconds? Um, I was a backup PG! ... this game is like weirdly specific to my personal driveway fiction.
On top of my personal drama, let’s add the context everyone else cares about for this particular moment. If the Minnesota Lynx win, they’ll ascend to dynasty status, matching the legendary Houston Comets with four titles. Sure, they aren’t four in a row like the Comets, but ... I think we can safely say that would still be pretty impressive. And on the other end, the always-coming-up-short LA Sparks are ready to simply stop coming up short and reach their long-predicted potential.
I’d argue even the most imaginative kid on their backyard hoop couldn’t come up with this narrative. Let’s rewind.
Written and produced by: Clara Morris
Directed and edited by: Jiazhen Zhang

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  • If you enjoy our work it’s because of the stories we tell. If you enjoy a good story then you’re going to love this episode. If you want to use the comment section to tell on yourself, that’s up to you.

    Secret BaseSecret Base2 månader sedan
    • can you guys please do a rewind episode for john cappelletti's four touchdown game?

      Noah KNoah KMånad sedan
    • @Secret Base when's your next NBA video

      Ryan HallRyan HallMånad sedan
    • Maybe I like my salad with almonds ain’t nothing wrong with that 😔

      Maximiliano RochaMaximiliano RochaMånad sedan
    • 5OT Blue Jackets vs Lighting rewinder?

      Trace DykesTrace DykesMånad sedan
    • Lollllll love it! The WNBA hate gets so tiring, all these guys reminding everyone it's not as good as the NBA literally whenever women and basketball are mentioned in the same sentence

      Callum LambkinCallum Lambkin2 månader sedan

    Yung FanessYung Faness7 dagar sedan

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  • NUMBER 33

    Yung FanessYung Faness7 dagar sedan

    Yung FanessYung Faness7 dagar sedan

    Yung FanessYung Faness7 dagar sedan
  • What a waste of money. Terrible league.

    The Cando RailfanThe Cando Railfan9 dagar sedan
  • Quality story, love me some WNBA history 💕

    BeanmeUp ScottyBeanmeUp Scotty13 dagar sedan
  • whats your favourite WNBA team?

    Samira RaghebSamira Ragheb15 dagar sedan
  • thanks this is a great vid!

    Samira RaghebSamira Ragheb15 dagar sedan
  • I've started showing this to my friends who don't care about sports, it's immaculate

    NatalieNatalie18 dagar sedan
  • sorry but I got bored 30 seconds in

    Chairman MeowChairman Meow24 dagar sedan
  • You guys should make a rewind of Luis Suarezs handball stop at the 2010 world cup

    johnblah1234johnblah123428 dagar sedan
  • The last 3 videos SB posted with

    chunkz1187chunkz118729 dagar sedan
  • I gotta watch WNBA tbh

    CezrDaPleazrCezrDaPleazr29 dagar sedan
    • There are 5 better sports leagues and you wanna watch WNBA 💀

      Strange LakersStrange Lakers27 dagar sedan
  • Imma Lakers fan so I always root for the Sparks. Ill never forget this game

    dvon1097dvon1097Månad sedan
    • ❤❤

      BLENDABLEBLENDABLE15 dagar sedan
  • Hahahahahha its funny af this has no views compared to all their other videos... wnba is a joke like clara's narration

    Brap 69HDBrap 69HDMånad sedan
  • Now if u want a REAL hotty, check out big homey Britney griner. HUGE Adams apple look 4 yourself

    Wesley HallWesley HallMånad sedan
  • Maya Moore was ONE masculine dude....wait....thats a WOMAN!!!!!?

    Wesley HallWesley HallMånad sedan
  • Do all millennials believe ONLY in their own minds...that they are "the rebellion". Why do they always think they are "different" or "edgy". Other people could be literally laughing out loud making fun of them, and all they'll get out of "dang...i must've REALLY effected change". I remember when women went for beauty. Even the "Tom boys" could be pretty hot. Something happened to change this...

    Wesley HallWesley HallMånad sedan
  • Wnba? Cringe

    cory trevorcory trevorMånad sedan
  • Nobody watched this game so we do not know the outcome

    K OkK OkMånad sedan

    Emmanuel E.Emmanuel E.Månad sedan
  • The greatest sports story ever for your next rewind. Eden Hazard goal for Chelsea that wins the league title for Leicester City at 5000 to 1 odds.

    Noblehammer16Noblehammer16Månad sedan
  • U know what would make a great Rewind ............ Cody Bellinger's Home Run in Game 7 of the NLDS last year

    Garrett AlcarezGarrett AlcarezMånad sedan
    • Too soon

      Strange LakersStrange Lakers27 dagar sedan
  • Dude, great video, but come on, show us the last three seconds

    Oscar MirandaOscar MirandaMånad sedan
  • I’d love to see more WNBA video or even women’s college ball. Maybe a video on the ‘97 Lady Vols winning the national title after a “down” season or more of these last second heroics?

    TheVeilsCurseTheVeilsCurseMånad sedan
  • Why does the WNBA seem to have worse refs then my highschool conference

    Cuzz’n H’zzeyCuzz’n H’zzeyMånad sedan
  • I always thought Maya Moore was the best female basketball player ever until Elena Delle Donne

    K WilliamsK WilliamsMånad sedan
  • Is this 2003 lol

    Ye FGYe FGMånad sedan
  • Please do a deep rewind of Rapinoe's cross to Wambach's header to tie Brazil in the 2011 Women's World Cup!!!

    Dan ShelnuttDan ShelnuttMånad sedan
  • Do Roy Halladay’s playoff no hitter

    Will CapuanoWill CapuanoMånad sedan
  • clara wit another BANGER 😍

    the smartest animalthe smartest animalMånad sedan
  • The WNBA is a joke

    Alejandro VargasAlejandro VargasMånad sedan
  • You know your bored when you are watching a video on the wnba in anyway

    thebeatleswin1thebeatleswin1Månad sedan
  • your youtube channel is the only reason i get reminded that the WNBA exists

    yuch1102yuch1102Månad sedan
  • As I've read down here, for me this has been more interesting because I didn't really know the outcome, althought I guessed the Sparks took the win. I saw just before the rewind of Candace's Parker first ever dunk for a woman in the NCAA tournament and it makes the story even better. A beautiful story about a player that achieves a lot for her young age and looks that she could even be the WNBA GOAT, then come quite short to those expectations (she is a legend and I'm not an advanced WNBA fan but I don't think she is considered the best ever for anybody i have read) and finally have a redemption.

    juanantonio suarezjuanantonio suarezMånad sedan
  • Too bad Taylor Heinicke’s GOAT performance tonight against the Bucs doesn’t quite deserve a deep rewind 😔

    Bicycle RepairmanBicycle RepairmanMånad sedan
  • The LA Sparks have more titles than the LA Clippers

    That One American Dude Who watches AFL FootyThat One American Dude Who watches AFL FootyMånad sedan
  • You should do a rewind on Scott Hatteberg home run to clinch the Oakland A’s 20 game wining streak.

    Nicholas NedwedNicholas NedwedMånad sedan
  • Lindsey Whalen with the JK i dont care! Lol

    Gambit ChipsGambit ChipsMånad sedan
  • Why do your nba videos get 4 or 5 times as many videos? Because the WNBA has no highlights. Amazing happens in the nba

    Logan M. SnyderLogan M. SnyderMånad sedan
  • I suggest the converted 4th and 8 by Rodgers and Cobb to sent them to the postseason

    The Great ChannelThe Great ChannelMånad sedan
  • If you loved the pre Durant warriors with sick jump shot skills and quick ball movement and endless hustle offball to get open you should give the WNBA a chance.

    Joseph MatthewsJoseph MatthewsMånad sedan
  • This woman narrating not as good as the usual dude that narrates.

    fausto412fausto412Månad sedan
  • If you ever do a Gag episode, please do a deep rewind of Varsity blue’s last game. “ but the coach is not here “ -“you see ....”

    sergio lozasergio lozaMånad sedan
  • Can you guys do DeSean Jackson’s Miracle at the Meadowlands?

    Laurence BrunoLaurence BrunoMånad sedan
  • I completely forgot about that shot clock no call. All I remember is the rebound and shot. It stung.

    JWickyJrJWickyJrMånad sedan
  • Who? What? Where? When? Why? Huh? In a span of 12 mins and 26 secs

    Virgil NVirgil NMånad sedan
  • Virgins in the comments

    Sean DanielsSean DanielsMånad sedan
  • Hail Flutie needs a rewinder

    C. K.C. K.Månad sedan
  • Can we get that 2012 Champions League Final Rewinder?

    Supah SeanSupah SeanMånad sedan
    • @David Herman not Premier League. Champions' League (Chelsea v Bayern Munich)

      Supah SeanSupah SeanMånad sedan
    • It already exists!

      David HermanDavid HermanMånad sedan
  • you should do the 1985 world series blown call

    St. Louis Cardinals FanSt. Louis Cardinals FanMånad sedan
  • Didn't even knew the WNBA finals are of 5 games

    David ParraDavid ParraMånad sedan
  • Could you do a deep rewind of the 2019 sfa win over duke?

    Corg1n4torCorg1n4torMånad sedan
  • The audience requires more Clara!

    Brennan BeyerBrennan BeyerMånad sedan
  • The lynx are Literally the San Antonio Spurs from 2010 to the 2016

    Shuttle WorthShuttle WorthMånad sedan
  • This has Forsure been the wackest worst video on this amazing channel

    Tovar23Tovar23Månad sedan
  • More soccer rewinds please!

    Nathan BeaubrunNathan BeaubrunMånad sedan
  • This rewind deserves a fast forward. Yikes. It’s as if Vince McMahon owns the WNBA the way people try to force it on the public.

    Michael BacchiMichael BacchiMånad sedan
  • Could we get a Liverpool AC Milan 2005 Champions league final?

    Hector AbarcaHector AbarcaMånad sedan
  • Please do the 2012 Formula 1 season finale

    Martin BvongoMartin BvongoMånad sedan
  • "What's this 1M subscribers at the Secret Base?" ...never even knew I loved basketball...

    Eric MaletteEric MaletteMånad sedan
  • I just wasted 12 minutes

    Francisco RomeroFrancisco RomeroMånad sedan
  • 2016 was such a wild year for basketball, NBA Finals Game 7, the NCAA National Championship and this ending too

    Volt BaeVolt BaeMånad sedan
  • I feel asleep 1 minute in

    big deezlebig deezleMånad sedan
  • You added this yet you still didn’t make the fernando torres goal over barca in the UCL semis. 😢

    MJ AlejoMJ AlejoMånad sedan
  • More people watched this video than the actual 2016 WNBA finals

    Donald ChesserDonald ChesserMånad sedan
  • Watching this is what watching sports must be like for non-sports fans

    Peter VirdenPeter VirdenMånad sedan
  • time to give something to do with the WNBA the best viewership it'll ever get since lets be honest nobodys watching them and they make the NBAs deserved death in the ratings look like they're still a juggernaut in that field

    Jordan RodgersonJordan RodgersonMånad sedan
  • He’s on 999k subs

    Bennyboy 06Bennyboy 06Månad sedan
  • Games that you should do rewinds on 2010 Eagles vs giants, miracle in the meadowlands part 2 2003 Eagles vs Packers, Miracle on 4th & 26 1978 national championship game, Alabama vs Penn State, the goal line stand 2018 SEC championship game, Alabama vs Georgia 2020 SEC championship game, Alabama vs Florida 1978 Eagles vs Giants, Miracle in the meadowlands part 1 2015-16 national championship Alabama vs Clemson

    Ryan ReedRyan ReedMånad sedan
  • The commentator's voice is horrible.. whenever I click on a video and hear her voice I click off... Please change people... It can be another woman... I don't care... It's the right amount of nasaly and Northeasterner... It's horrible.

    Deplorus Brown Jr.Deplorus Brown Jr.Månad sedan
  • You guys should do a “best” series like the best thanksgiving game the best nba finals you get the point

    Jacob HoweJacob HoweMånad sedan
  • That uncalled shot clock violation still hurts

    Austin FullAustin FullMånad sedan
  • So you picked this over dirk's game winning lay up in 2011 nba finals?

    gunsmotleyqueengunsmotleyqueenMånad sedan
  • This is gonna be buried but please, PLEASE do a rewinder on the 2016 japan vs south africa world cup rugby match. The cultural and historical effect the winning score had was insane.

    KyasinKyasinMånad sedan
  • This Video has more views than the actual game lol.

    Ace LasersAce LasersMånad sedan
  • Why is it any woman’s sports videos only get like 1/4-1/2 the views than the men’s sports videos get?

    Kevin O'ConnorKevin O'ConnorMånad sedan
  • 999K Subscribers!

    Sudoku00Sudoku00Månad sedan
  • Love the vid, maybe we can rewind Piazza's HR after 9/11 on the 20th anniversary or something (just an idea)

    Cooper NissenbaumCooper NissenbaumMånad sedan
  • 999k subs lol

    ArcanionArcanionMånad sedan
  • Demanded?

    RileyRileyMånad sedan
  • keep making more videos about everything in the WNBA

    Greta SaulicGreta SaulicMånad sedan
  • Kansas vs Memphis 2008 National Championship. Mario's Miracle deserves a Deep Rewind.

    stonecoldkustonecoldkuMånad sedan
  • So how about Tom Brady's picked 2-point conversion in the 2016 AFC title game? Lots of potential for a great one there!

    Scott RohrbeckScott RohrbeckMånad sedan
  • This is the first sb vid i watched where i didnt know anything about it

    Daniel LeeDaniel LeeMånad sedan
  • Does it really tho?

    one nameone nameMånad sedan
  • I'd love to see Manu Ginobili's buzzer beater against Serbia in the '04 Olympics. Such a great moment, and the backstory too.

    Pedro R.Pedro R.Månad sedan

    Logan FordLogan FordMånad sedan
  • I wasn't shocked. Go Shock!!

    Marcus DandaneauMarcus DandaneauMånad sedan
  • If you think saying the wnba sucks means you hate all women, you officially have the same intellect as a new born.

    crimsonking440crimsonking440Månad sedan
  • WNBA. Lol.

    crimsonking440crimsonking440Månad sedan
  • We need aRewinder on Carlton Fisk's walk off in Game 6 of the '75 World Series!!!!

    Ezra LebowitzEzra LebowitzMånad sedan
  • Mad dope

    Makiel CepedaMakiel CepedaMånad sedan
  • You guys should do a hawks collapse considering all players from the 60 win team is gone

    MattDependentMattDependentMånad sedan
  • I appreciate that you do these rewinds and beef historys for women's basketball so much, there's definitely not as much dedicated women's basketball content that I would like as a bball fan so it doesnt go unnoticed that y'all do this

    Dakota ADakota AMånad sedan
    • Also its wild to watch this video and think that Parker, Gray, AND Ogwumike are all going into free agency this year bc there's no way all 3 of them stay even though it'd be nice to see cause these 3 are legendary

      Dakota ADakota AMånad sedan
  • It wasn't even that intense and there was still 3.1 seconds left lol

    ChrisRedmanMVPChrisRedmanMVPMånad sedan
  • You guys wasted your talents on a WNBA video. This will never break 100k. Running out of material?

    pacemakerpatpacemakerpatMånad sedan
  • Please do Watford vs Leicester City Troy Deeney game winning goal. One of the craziest moments in sports.

    AML RMCFAML RMCFMånad sedan