The Washington Mystics entered into history on Nov. 11, 1997, when the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced that Washington, D.C., would join the league for the 1998 season as one of the first expansion cities. The Mystics have made the playoffs numerous times (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018). In 2018, the team matched its best regular season record (22-12) while earning their first trip to the WNBA Finals. Washington has been the host city for the 2002 and 2007 All-Star Games.