MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Lynx play San Antonio Friday night at the Target Center.
The promotion of choice is what else, but a bobble head.
The Minnesota Lynx are playoff-bound for just the third time in franchise history. However, the Lynx bar of expectation is much higher than qualifying for the post-season. Minnesota is far from satisfied with just making it to the playoffs and is starving for a WNBA championship.
“The hungry lion hunts best. We’re hungry lions and it’s like we have a bullseye on us but other teams have a bullseye on them because they have what we want,” said Lynx forward Candice Wiggins.
“There’s still so much to accomplish, still so much to get better at,” said Lynx guard Maya Moore. “I think this team has a pretty good mentality as far as realizing that and wanting to get better.”
The Lynx are expecting a sellout for Friday night’s game against the San Antonio Silver Spurs. It’s Maya Moore Bobblehead Night, and the first 2,500 fans at the gates will get one.
Moore’s bobblehead is more validation of her WNBA stardom, and she is flattered by the honor.
“It’s really exciting. I think it’s just really special for the fans and for our team,” Moore said. “It’s something for our team to smile at.”
Moore is quickly becoming the face of the Lynx, but does the face on the bobblehead really resemble Maya?
“There are certain angles that really do look like me. But it’s really hard to completely get somebody in a bobblehead,” Moore said.
“From the front, no. As a profile, yes it’s very Maya Moore-like,” Wiggins said. “If you put her head and the bobblehead side to side, it’s like ‘Whoa.’”