The Chicago Sky rose from a No. 6 seed to win its first-ever WNBA title, ending its dominant playoff run with a comeback clincher at the cozy Wintrust Arena that thrilled attendees, including me, Chance the Rapper, and seemingly the area’s entire girls’ hoops population. The bad news is that the very existence of the Sky was a surprise to too many (male) Chicago sports fans, a disrespect that extended even to the unavailability of merchandise in the championship’s aftermath. The great news is this is a hugely entertaining team, highlighted by local heroes (Candace Parker of Naperville, Allie Quigley of Joliet), explosive athletes (Kahleah Copper, Diamond DeShields), and an ultra-crafty point guard (Courtney Vandersloot), who sneaks assists through gaps in the thickets of opposing players that don’t seem wide enough to accommodate a softball, much less a basketball. And this squad is on view at ticket prices that won’t force you to leave family members at home.