From WNBA Draft in April to the best All-Star Game ever in Connecticut in July to Sacramento finally winning a WNBA title, 2005 was another terrific year in the WNBA and yet another brilliant year in photography. With WNBA photographers in every arena at every game, there were literally thousands of great shots to remember the league's ninth season. A good shot captures the moment, shows a players' emotion and always leaves a lasting impression.

For the second straight year, WNBA fans chose their favorite photograph from the past season in an elimination, playoff-style format. This year, the winning photograph was snapped late in the second half of the WNBA All-Star Game in Connecticut on July 9. Detroit Shock guard Deanna Nolan attempted not one but two slam dunks, narrowly missing on both chances. On the first effort, she actually hit the back of the rim, getting up over the cylinder. Nolan may have come up just short on this dunk attempt, but she most certainly can throw down. Congratulations to Tweety, veteran NBA photographer Nathaniel S. Butler and all of the candidates in 2005.

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