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The Games (and Shoes) That Made Breanna Stewart’s MVP Season

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart

Three years into her WNBA career, Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart already has a decorated resume, including a No.1 overall draft pick, a Rookie of the Year award and a Gold Medal on the U.S. National Team.

Stewart can officially add another accomplishment to that list: the 2018 WNBA MVP Title. Along with leading the Storm to a league-best 26-8 record ahead of the 2018 playoffs, Stewart put up career-highs in points per game, field-goal percentage and three-point field-goal percentage, becoming the highest-scoring player in the WNBA during the last three seasons.

A few specific games stand out for Stewart: The July home game against the Dallas Wings, for example, when she dropped the second-most points in her career (35) and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Storm ended the Wings’ five-game winning streak. Another was a strong August performance in New York City, with a box score of 32 points, nine rebounds and five assists against the Liberty — all in 33 minutes.

Of her memorable moments this season, Stewart added another that was proven on the road. In an away game against the Indiana Fever, Stewart notched 26 points and 10 rebounds, further securing the Storm’s first-place record and paving a double bye in the postseason. “All of those road games were tough wins,” Stewart says. “But as a team, we found a way to leave it all out on the court.”

Mirroring her MVP play on the court was some statement-making footwear. Below, Stewart describes her three favorite PE shoes of 2018:

Stewart's Three Favorite Shoes of 2018