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The WNBA's All-Star Game MVP trophy has gotten a major upgrade

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

The WNBA's All-Star Game MVP trophy got a major upgrade. Last year, Kelsey Plum got what looked like a middle school participation trophy, one she held with her fingertips and described as her little teacup. Well, the WNBA got shame for it, and it worked, because this year's MVP, Jewell Loyd, got a huge trophy worthy of her performance, one that she playfully struggled to lift over her head.

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A Martínez is one of the hosts of Morning Edition and Up First. He came to NPR in 2021 and is based out of NPR West.