loslynx

… I went to a game once in Minneapolis, and there were two young boys sitting behind me – they couldn’t have been more than 9 years old – and I listened to them going back and forth commenting on the game.

They knew all the players’ stats – who was good at guarding, who wasn’t; whose shot was on, whose shot was off – and I remarked that they were not viewing this through a gender lens. They were not saying, “This is terrific women’s basketball”; they were saying, “This is terrific basketball.” And so, I think the rest of society needs to catch up with those two boys.