The WNBA is approaching their 20th anniversary and they have a brand new president in charge of the association. Everyone in the league wants to help improve the quality of the sport and the product in general.
There’s no reason why people don’t watch the WNBA. It’s great basketball during the summer when the NBA is in the middle of their offseason. I mean, I only watch because I put money on the games but still, I’m watching.
Elena Delle Donne wants to help get more eyes on the game as well. Earlier this week she suggested that the WNBA lower the rims.
[su_quote cite=”USA Today” url=”http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/03/elena-delle-donne-diana-taurasi-lowering-hoops”]“I messed around with it, there’s a rim at my parents’ house that I lowered to 9 feet and 9 and a half feet and I was able to adjust within probably 20 shots,” she said. “And I feel like when you’re a basketball player you can adjust to different things and I actually think shooting percentage would go up immensely if you lowered the rim.”[/su_quote]
If this means chicks are dunking now, I’m all in. Problem is, WNBA legend, Diana Taurasi wants nothing to do with that shit.
[su_quote cite=”USA Today” url=”http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/03/elena-delle-donne-diana-taurasi-lowering-hoops”]Taurasi, in an interview with ESPN this week, quipped if the sport went through with lowering the rim, they “might as well put us in skirts and back in the kitchen.”[/su_quote]
We’ve got ourselves a war. CAT FIGHT.
This is literally old school vs. new school. Diana Taurasi is a vet. She’s arguably the greatest player to ever put on a WNBA jersey. I think she has some clout here.
Having said that, Elena Delle Donne is hot and maybe if I choose her side she’ll read this and want to hump me. Soooo yea they should totally lower the nets or whatever. Whatever the hot one said.
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