“WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Game At Radio City” will serve as a final send-off before the U.S. goes for the gold at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens. ESPN will televise the game nationally, on Thursday, August 5 beginning at 7 p.m.
The U.S. Women's Senior National Team is made up of 12 WNBA players who had been named to the team between September, 2003 and June, 2004. They will be competing against a team of WNBA All-Stars chosen, in part, by the media, WNBA coaches and fans. All WNBA players not representing their country in Athens are eligible to represent the WNBA.
Starters (5): A panel of local and national media will determine the starting five WNBA All-Stars and will submit their choices to the WNBA league offices. The results will be announced on Thursday, July 15, during ESPN2’s WNBA Shootaround prior to the Houston Comets hosting of the Detroit Shock.
Reserves (5): WNBA head coaches will select the first five All-Star reserves, who will be announced on-air during ESPN2’s coverage of the Minnesota at Connecticut game on July 22.
Reserve - Fan's choice (1): Immediately after the first five reserves are announced on ESPN2, fans will have an opportunity to vote for the final reserve via on-line balloting on WNBA.com. One player will be chosen by WNBA officials to represent each of the WNBA's 13 teams in addition to a 14th "Write-in" option. The official balloting period will end on Tuesday, July 27 at 5 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced on air during coverage of the Los Angeles at Sacramento game on July 29 on ESPN2.
Should a player on the team of WNBA All-Stars be unable to participate in the game due to injury, WNBA President Val Ackerman will name a replacement.