Women's Basketball


I actually deleted the comments that said things like, “You dumb cunt. This is bullshit.” There were three comments like that altogether. Also from men who are apparently enraged by the idea of the NWHL or women getting paid to play or girls getting into professional sports. 


This kind of reaction is exactly why we should be interested in a film that supports women athletes and women in general. There are only 9 days left to meet the goal of these filmmakers or they receive nothing. Please consider pitching in a few bucks. Hell, I’d pay $5 just as a big EFF YOU to some of these dudes who replied to my Facebook ad. 

Wouldn’t you?

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1803843886/nwhl-history-begins


People who claim they don’t watch the WNBA because it’s not good basketball do not know what they are talking about. Maybe it’s true that the women don’t play above the rim much, but if the San Antonio Spurs taught you anything as they dismantled the Heat (on the court and quite possibly, as a team–we’ll see what free agency brings), it’s that great fundamental basketball with screens, cuts, and precision passing can be incredibly exciting. Someone you should watch? Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream. She was straight beastmode playing for the University of Louisville, and those skills have translated nicely to the WNBA.  Upon joining the Atlanta Dream, McCoughtry soon made a name for herself as an outstanding scorer with excellent penetration and a penchant for drawing the foul. After grabbing Rookie of the Year honors in 2009, she went on to finish third and second in points per game for 2010 and 2011 respectively. She also led the league in free throw attempts twice. On September 8, 2010, McCoughtry set an WNBA playoff record with 42 points in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Liberty. In Game 1 of the 2011 WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx, she set Finals records for most points in a quarter (19) and most points in a game (38).  I know she missed a dunk that one time…but I wouldn’t bet against her. At 6'1" and 160 pounds, she has a body built to fly.


Glory Johnson of the WNBA dunks and she’s only 6'3!!


Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

Pat Summitt died early Tuesday, five years since being diagnosed at 59 with early onset dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s. It was as if she were staring down her disease with the same icy glare she made famous while winning eight national championships and the respect of a nation that didn’t pay much attention to women’s sports when she was growing up.

One of the most dominant basketball players in recent memory came out as gay Wednesday, casually mentioning the fact in an interview as if it were an afterthought. The news media and the sports world seemed to treat it as such, too, with little mention of the star’s sexuality showing up on social media or on message boards, and virtually no analysis of what the revelation meant for tolerance in society as a whole.

At first glance, it seemed implausible. After all, players, fans, coaches and league executives had been waiting with bated breath for weeks, if not months and years, to see if an active team-sport athlete would come out. So how could this sort of revelation be treated with such nonchalance?

“Because it was a woman,” said Jim Buzinski, a co-founder of Outsports.com, a Web site about homosexuality and sports. “Can you imagine if it was a man who did the exact same thing? Everyone’s head would have exploded.” (x)

This WNBA Star Has Had Enough With Sexist Crap
Elena Delle Donne is not a female basketball player. She's a basketball player, period.

In a recent conversation with the Cut, the six-foot-five WNBA powerhouse expressed her many frustrations with the rampant sexism she – and other women in the WNBA – faces as an athlete in a male-dominated sport.

“I just can’t wait for the day where people want to talk about your skills on the court and not your looks,” she told the site.

Her frustrations are more than valid: Delle Donne boasts some of the most impressive stats in the game across both the NBA and the WNBA. In 2015, she was the WNBA’s MVP for her killer season with the Chicago Sky. Her free throw record of 95% accuracy is one of the best in basketball history. As WNBA.com reported last summer, “her accuracy is virtually unmatched in basketball period, let alone women’s basketball.  

And yet, regardless of her phenomenally impressive record, one "Elena Delle Donne” search on social media shows just how much sexism she faces, with her gender and appearance serving as fodder for discussion instead of her raw and unstoppable skills.

“I wonder how many times a Tom Brady is asked about how handsome he is, or J.J. Watt… it’s something that us female athletes have to deal with all the time,” she told the Cut.

And according to Delle Donne, the solution is pretty simple: “It needs to be talked about.”

“Continuing visibility and getting eyes on our game and the product that we put out there [is] the biggest way to get people to speak about the game and our talents, instead of always just being like, ‘Oh, a female basketball player…’ I’m a basketball player… they don’t have to add that, they don’t say, 'male basketball player,’” she told the site.”

Read the full piece with photos here 


Candace Parker letting the tears flow with Holly Rowe.