WNBA Basketball

Discussion in 'Sports' started by JohnBM01, Jan 15, 2020 at 1:42 AM.

  1. JohnBM01

    JohnBM01 Premium

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    On April 24, 1996; the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) was established. It has become the highest level of basketball for women in the United States. Many players and teams over the years have established themselves as some of the finest in the league. There were great teams including the likes of the Houston Comets (now defunct), Los Angeles Sparks, Seattle Storm, Minnesota Lynx, Washington Mystics, and many other teams. Many players have shown their strength the likes of Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Sheryl Swoopes, Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner, Rebecca Lobo, and others.

    Contrary to popular belief, you are not a joke just because you even mention the WNBA, let alone follow it in some capacity. Even if you don't think female basketball is as entertaining as when males play basketball, leagues like the WNBA are still competitive and entertaining sports leagues that deserve even a modicum of attention. So I have opened this thread in case we have any WNBA fans here on GTPlanet. It is also to help offer some extra discussion of sports topics. I thought of trying to come up with a thread for the 2020 season of WNBA basketball I have also wanted to start a WNBA thread on GTPlanet for the longest. For now, though, I decided to make this a general thread regarding WNBA basketball. We can still discuss the upcoming 2020 season as of the time of this post.

    News of today from the WNBA include the WNBA recently agreeing to a collective bargaining agreement good through 2027. The salary cap was increased to $1.3M USD. There will be better pay for WNBA players with this new CBA. I think there will also be pay for athletes for players on maternity leave. Here is an article on Yahoo! Sports detailing some of the many things of note regarding the new CBA for the WNBA: https://sports.yahoo.com/wnba-playe...e-family-benefits-with-new-cba-151309427.html

    That's all. Now let's talk WNBA Basketball!