Oct 12, 2011 at 9:55 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx and local sports fans are reveling in their first WNBA championship.
The team was honored with a downtown parade Tuesday and a rally at Target Center, with an estimated 15,000 people lined up along the route and about 5,000 fans inside the arena to cheer and hear from the players.
The Lynx swept the Atlanta Dream in the best-of-five series last week to win the title.
The WNBA is a niche league, but the success of the Lynx spread to the mainstream in a market where the big-time sports teams have struggled badly lately. The Lynx were happy to pick up the slack.