Diana Taurasi Fouled for Kissing Seimone Augustus During WNBA Game

Image: Diana Taurasi Fouled for Kissing Seimone Augustus During WNBA Game File photo of Diana Taurasi (#3) going to the basket against Seimone Augustus.

Friday, 27 Sep 2013 01:33 PM

By Ken Mandel

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi showed her affection for Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus with a brief kiss Thursday night during a WNBA playoff game.

Taurasi and Augustus, longtime friends and teammates on the U.S. Olympic team, got into a fourth-quarter shoving match during Minnesota's 85-62 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three Western Conference Finals. When Augustus got in her face, the former Connecticut star kissed her on the right cheek. Both players received a foul.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is About to Strike. Are You Prepared?

"We were just trying to make sweet love," Taurasi told reporters after the game.

Augustus replied with, "The tango dance that we had, I always say she just wanted some of my deliciousness."

Taurasi, 31, is one of the league's best. She won three consecutive NCAA titles while playing at the University of Connecticut and is a five-time scoring champ in the WNBA. She has earned gold medals from the last three Olympics games.

She also has led the WNBA in technical fouls in five of the past six years, including this season.

Players exchanging pleasantries isn't a new phenomenon. While playing for Single-A Hagerstown in 2011, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper invoked the ire of Greensboro pitcher Zachary Neal. When Harper reached home plate, he blew a kiss in Neal's direction.

Some commenters on the website Deadspin enjoyed the incident.

"The WNBA is on to something here," one user wrote. "More kissing will definitely lead to higher ratings from the coveted male 18-39 age group. Also, anyone committing a foul has to remove an article of clothing. The league could eclipse the NFL in popularity." 

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related stories:

Carolyn Moos: WNBA Star Was Jason Collins' Unwitting Jilted Fiancé

Skylar Diggins Named to WNBA Rookie Team Despite Nude Photo Flap

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Wiley Bridgeman, Ricky Jackson Freed Decades After Wrongful Convictions

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 20:23 PM

Wiley Bridgeman, 60, and Ricky Jackson, 57, were freed Friday after being imprisoned for nearly four decades for a 1975  . . .

Akai Gurley Accidentally Shot and Killed by NYPD Rookie Officer

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 20:04 PM

Unarmed 28-year-old Akai Gurley was accidentally shot dead by a rookie police officer in Brooklyn who was walking with h . . .

Jimmy Kimmel: Mean Tweets About Celebs Read Aloud by Said Celebs (Video)

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday brought back the popular, laugh-out-loud Mean Tweets, where celebrities read the cruel t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved