No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What’s surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.
When former player and failed New York Knicks GM Isiah Thomas was hired as the President of the WNBA’s Liberty, critics predicted a tough season ahead. But the team had their best-ever regular season and is powering through the playoffs. Bill Littlefield has the story.
With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.
The 2015 WNBA season opens on Friday. Sue Bird is set to begin her 13th season as a point guard for the Seattle Storm, continuing one of the decorated basketball careers in history. This spring, Bird sat down with Only A Game’s Doug Tribou to discuss her basketball life — which has included state and national championships, WNBA titles and Olympic gold medals.
Isiah Thomas was a Hall of Fame point guard with the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career has been far less successful. But somehow he’s landed a new job as president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Bill Littlefield takes a closer look.
Before he became a star at Duke, Tyus Jones practiced against WNBA stars as a member of the Minnesota Lynx’ scout team. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Lawrence explains how facing elite female players prepared Jones for the brightest spotlight in college basketball.
WNBA star Diana Taurasi will sit out the 2015 season. Why? She’ll make more money by doing that than by playing. espnW’s Kate Fagan joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Can the Chicago Sky upset the Phoenix Mercury in the upcoming WNBA Finals? With the Sky’s Elena Delle Donne nursing a bad back, espnW’s Michelle Smith thinks it will be a tall task to top Brittney Griner and her teammates.
The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Is this a sign that more women will fill the NBA coaching ranks? ESPNW’s Kate Fagan shares her thoughts.
Early in its history, the WNBA took steps to avoid becoming known as a “lesbian league.” But this summer, the WNBA held its first nationally televised Pride game, acknowledging those fans who’ve been there from the beginning. Karen Given has the story.