WNBA might be gone soon...

Bert.

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With David Stern stepping down in Feburary 2014 the future of the WNBA is not looking so good.

If any of you know, David Stern has supported them like crazy and the NBA has actually helped them financially, the league is doing terrible. With him gone its looking like the WNBA might be on its way out.

sucks what might happen with all the women who play.
 
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I don't feel bad for the WNBA.

Isn't it true that the women who play in the WNBA also play overseas and make much more playing there than they do playing in the WNBA?
 

hongcouver604

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WNBA would garner more viewers if their players are at least SOMEWHAT attractive, but all of them look female versions of Popeye Jones. Ain't nobody got time fo da WNBA.
 
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so those 3 will make the WNBA bigger then ever? ya right

but like someone said its a tax write off for the NBA its not going anywhere
 
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I didnt realize they got paid so little until recently.

Average salary is like 70k :wow:

No wonder most the players stay the full 4 years in college. Unless that's a requirement for them
 
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Stern is the main guy supporting it though and hes gone soon :lol:

owners are losing money too
owners are losing absolutely no money, i dont care what they say. no one sells their franchise for a loss and no one is hurt by investing in a team. the WNBA will stick around for the mere potential of an uprise in the popularity of the women's game - period. considering how little they pay their players, i really, really doubt they're going to cut that off. it might not be clear now but the US needs a womens league.
 
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I read that they average 7,000 fans per game. Yikes. You have to figure a lot of those are free tickets also.

This article is a few years old, but it sheds light on women hooping in Europe:

Is this the "new world order" the first President Bush described after the fall of communism? Bird, born and raised on Long Island, played under an Israeli passport this winter for a team in suburban Moscow where she earned almost four times her $93,000 annual salary with the WNBA. Taurasi, who grew up in California, played under an Italian passport and earned roughly 10 times as much as the $49,000 her WNBA Phoenix Mercury will pay her this season. From December to mid-May, the two former UConn teammates were back together, living in a rent-free, six-bedroom villa only slightly smaller than the Kremlin, so lavish it included an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. They had a part-time cook. They had an interpreter. They had personal drivers. They received three round-trip, business-class flights between the United States and Moscow during the season. They regularly flew business class or charter for road games. They played in a new arena with a photo mural of the team stretching across the entire back wall. von Kalmanovic phoned them several times a day, took them to dinner and shows, and flew them abroad on break.
Rest of Article in Link

For as good as Griner is, Diggins or Delle Donne will be the face(s) of the league for obvious reasons.
 
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I didnt realize they got paid so little until recently.

Average salary is like 70k :wow:

No wonder most the players stay the full 4 years in college. Unless that's a requirement for them
That just means all the women actually have something to fall back on while making a good living. The average NBA player will make loads of money, yet still live out if their means, and end up struggling later on.

Ninjahood, picture Brittany Griner wearing that teams' uniform, and you'll probably change your mind :lol:
 
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I think its going to stay with Brittany Griner coming in the league has more potential than ever. Plus they just made a new logo. They are getting paid a good sum of money 70k for 32 games thats like a summer league plus they get to travel to europe to get six figures. I just feel sorry for their family because they are on the road almost all year.
 

dland24

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owners are losing absolutely no money, i dont care what they say. no one sells their franchise for a loss and no one is hurt by investingowners are losing absolutely no money in a team. the WNBA will stick around for the mere potential of an uprise in the popularity of the women's game - period. considering how little they pay their players, i really, really doubt they're going to cut that off. it might not be clear now but the US needs a womens league.
Taken from article http://espn.go.com/espnw/commentary/8097587/education-wnba :

Right now, three of the 12 WNBA franchises turn a profit: the Sun, Minnesota Lynx and San Antonio Silver Stars
3. Three teams. 25% of WNBA teams turned a profit.
 

gllahone84

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I'm for the WNBA. Not that I watch, but it's good for the girls who wanna take their game to the next level and be a professional. 
 

shoelyesses

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I'm for the WNBA. Not that I watch, but it's good for the girls who wanna take their game to the next level and be a professional. 
they could just intergrate with the nba....cause hear ppl tell me men=women are equal and want to be payed and viewed the same..... lol i kid kid of course. Im thinking they should go the L.F.L route. Kinda hard tho due to all the lumberjacks, carpenters, and truck drivers.
 
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And nobody would even notice....... Sorry but I never want to watch the Reno friendships battle it out in a 7 game series against the South Dakota "good games"
 
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