Andrew D. Bernstein / Contributor

Female basketball stars react to Warriors’ NBA win with cheers and jeers

If you glanced at Twitter this Tuesday, you know that nearly every sports fan has something to say about the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday for the 2017 NBA championship title.

But perhaps the best cheers, quips and overall insight on the victory so far have come from the top WNBA and college women’s basketball players, many who have used their expertise and good humor to boost—or bash—their brothers on the court.

Here, the top six tweets from WNBA and college stars after the NBA’s epic season finale:

01. Imani Boyette celebrates her brother.

Chicago Sky center Imani Boyette had a grand old time cheering on her brother JaVale McGee, a center for the Warriors—as he sat on the bench. McGee didn’t play a single minute in Monday night’s showdown against the Cavs, but he can claim the trophy all the same.

Fun fact: McGee and Boyette’s mother is a former WNBA star, Pamela McGee, who played for the Sacramento Monarchs and Los Angeles Sparks in the late 1990s after winning an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in 1984.

02. Breanna Stewart gives kudos to Andre Iguodala.

Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm can really slam during a dunk contest, so she knows when a player puts on a good show. On Monday, she gave props to Golden State’s Andre “Iggy” Iguodala, who had multiple slams during the final match.

Here is the play by Iguodala that many fans are calling the dunk of the night:

03. Kelsey Plum jabs at LeBron.

As if losing weren’t enough, San Antonio Stars rookie Kelsey Plum threw some shade on the Cavs’ defeated LeBron James by making fun of his tendency to walk with the ball.

04. Candace Parker honors Steph Curry’s commitment.

Candace Parker of the LA Sparks tipped her hat to the Warriors’ Steph Curry for investing so much into his team and their goals.

05. Jewell Loyd looks for Kyrie Irving.

Have you seen him? According to Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd, Kyrie Irving didn’t show up for the Cavs on Monday, scoring only nine out of 22 field goals. If you see Irving, please tell him Loyd has been looking for him.

06. Brianna Turner hits basketball fans with the truth.

While many basketball fans are lamenting the end of the NBA season, Notre Dame star forward Brianna Turner reminds people that there is still more action to watch.

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On that note, there’s plenty of WNBA to watch Tuesday, when the Atlanta Dream take on the Seattle Storm at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN 3—the same time the Dallas Wings face the Los Angeles Sparks on ESPN 2.

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