This is a pretty ugly bundle of statements. And wrong all over its face. Check your boy Draymond Green who states that he studies women's basketball to improve his game since it is played under the rim and with less athleticism but better execution and spacing and smarts. Here he is in Sports Illustrated, though this wasnt the only time he's said it:
Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:One problem with the WNBA is that they jack a bunch of shots. There are very few assisted baskets. There are a ton of turnovers. It seems to me only the most masculine women excel in the WNBA. (Politically incorrect but my honest opinion). Most of the best players are from the LGBTQ community. To me that doesn't make it more marketable. It's very similar to watching men's figure skating. Not everyone will watch it.
It is what it is.
I appreciate women's NCAA basketball. I can hardly watch the women's NBA. It is disjointed and lacks flow. The NCAA women's game isn't yet a cult of personality.
In a similar way the NBA is also less intriguing than men's NCAA ball. However, i can see disciplined execution in NBA ball that I don't see in WNBA ball.
He chills out by watching basketball—specifically women’s basketball. “In the NBA there’s always a guy who is only around because he can jump,” Green says. “He doesn’t have a clue about the fundamentals. I learn more from the WNBA. They know how to dribble, how to pivot, how to use the shot fake.”
And I guess if you're intimidated by a girl who can ball better than you, well okay maybe you could think the stars are ugly. As if that has merit in watching sports. (Shxt, are you looking at the wizards and thinking yeah Brad can shoot pretty nice, but why's his profile look like a wooden indian?).It's also dead wrong. Check out the battle between Maya Moore and Candace Parker in last years Finals.
These women can kill it.
Hyper skilled. Fierce competitors. But if all you care about is the aesthetics, and that's your only argument for why you can't watch, well you're still flat wrong:
Candace Parker:Me I love a strong beautiful brown girl. Gay or straight, I don't care. Hell. I'd turn lesbian if I thought I had a shot.
Kidding me? Now consider Elena Delle Donne:
But more importantly If they can ball, I'll watch. Hell I wonder if John Wall is straight, he always seems like lifestyle profiles of him, feature him surrounded by his homies, best friends who live with him and all, but never a profile about some chick.
But who cares? He can ball, the rest is not my business.
I do I care if the team can play. I don't watch the WNBA because our local team kinda sucks. Therefore the game is ugly. But bring us EDD kicking rebounds out to Meeseman.
Yes. I'll watch that. I will look forward to taking my daughter to a game or four. We actually went to a game this year (free ticket) and she enjoyed it just fine.
Oh consider my girl's favorite, Mystics back-up point guard Leilani Mitchell.
Tough, scrappy, skilled. Yeah. That is all. Worth watching. If we get a good team, then suddenly everything looks prettier.
I just posted from my heart (and, in my own fallibility a lot of what I think is incorrect).
My first thought: MAYA MOORE IS A FREAKING EXCEPTION. She's like a much better, stronger Sheryl Swoopes. Plays the game like a dude. She's a baller. Strong, athletic, fundamentally sound. EVERYTHING. I would say the same for EDD. Same for Taurasi. They make fundamentally sound decisions and they're sublime athletes.
As far as who's sexy to me, YES, even most of the gay girls look good to me. Britney Griner, however, just seems like she's overcompensating. This is MY hangup. SOME of the women seem to be out to dominate even more than the most alpha of alpha males. MY HANGUP. I'm just not down with SOME of the women. Angel McCautry, for instance. She epitomizes play that seems VERY contrary to what Draymond Green described.
Maybe it's just me, but when I watch the WNBA I don't see what Draymond sees. But HE'S an expert. I'm just thirty years older than he is and I've probably watched the game 40 years more.
I don't want to say too much more other than to say a few women are REALLY, REALLY enjoyable from a pure basketball standpoint to me to watch. Kristi Toliver comes to mind. Classic scoring PG. Others are just hormones on the court IMO.
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