X

11 Reasons to Stop Hating the WNBA

It's no NBA—but it shouldn't be, argues blogger. Plus, some players are hot.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2009 12:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – The WNBA finals are going on, which has—in the past—led Sam Greenspan to joke, “Man I hope one of the players lands a one-handed breakaway dunk to seal the best-of-one series!” The league is “universally ripped on,” he writes for 11points.com, but the time has come to give it a break, and here’s why:

  • The playoffs don’t go on forever: “As much as I love them, even I find the NBA playoffs to be farcically slow.”

story continues below

  • You couldn’t beat them: “The vast, vast majority of guys are fatter, slower, and in way worse shape than WNBA players.”
  • Some players are easy on the eyes: “At the end of the day, there's no one in the WNBA who's even close to as ugly as Sam Cassel, Joakim Noah, Shawn Marion, Chris Kaman or Scottie Pippen.”
  • It’s not as low-scoring as you think: And not losing as much money as you think, either.
  • It shouldn’t have to compare to the NBA: It is different. But what it offers is “hard-working players who make the same salaries as most of the fans, players who actually have mid-range game, plenty of close games with clutch endings, $20 tickets for good seats, and even some budding superstars.”
To see the complete list, click the link below.
(Read more WNBA stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X