It's official: the first-ever title in the Ultimate Fantasy Women's Basketball Association has been won by the Bull City Blazers!
Owned by former WNBA player Sylvia Crawley and managed by Victor Jones, the Blazers romped all season on their way to the inaugural UFWBA championship. The Blazers managed to stay undefeated during the regular season, and pulled out a massive victory in the UFWBA Finals over Keshav Sharma and the Sparrows with a 723.5 to 357.5 win.
There were a few close shaves along the way to a ring - the Blazers narrowly knocked off the Whitetails in the first round by a final score of 390 to 369, and staged a comeback victory against the Diamond Arrows in the semi-finals by a final score of 867.5 to 776.5 with the help of Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd.
Led by their twin stars of Chelsea Gray and DeWanna Bonner, the Blazers augmented their squad in the Finals by retaining the services of WNBA 2022 MVP A'ja Wilson, as well as Kelsey Plum, Alyssa Thomas, and Courtney Williams, and cruised to their easiest victory in the playoffs from start to finish.
When asked about the big win, Crawley was nothing but smiles. "This is history!" exclaimed the former athlete.
Victor Jones, the architect of the Blazers' championship roster in both the regular season and in all three playoff drafts, is already looking forward to the 2023 season.
"Sylvia and I enjoyed the journey to our undefeated season. We had confidence in the roster we drafted. Our team delivered," said Jones. "The playoffs were competitive and interesting to say the least. However, just like we dominated the finals, we look forward to another dominant 2023 season. Go Blazers!"
The 2023 WNBA season - which has already announced it will expand with an international pre-season exhibition game to the city of Toronto, the first international game for the WNBA since 2011 - will begin in May of 2023 - and along with it, the Blazers will attempt to defend their title.