By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
I LOVE BASKETBALL BUT HATE THE WNBA
NORTH CAROLINA, (BASN)-–
I love basketball and I love women.
But I don’t like watching women’s basketball.
It’s a strange oxymoron.
One would think that this would be the perfect combination.
Women and basketball.
But I shamefully must admit, I hate the WNBA.
I mean I love Mya Moore, Sue Bird, Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Diana Taurasi.
But I can’t force myself to watch it on TV.
I know this is wrong?
So ladies, please forgive me.
I promise, I am not a male chauvinist.
I mean, I respect legendary Rutgers Hall of Fame head coach C. Vivian Stringer, who won 844 games.
I pay homage to Tennesee’s iconic head coach Pat Summit, who won eight NCAA Championships.
I even admire the greatest of Cythia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, Teresa Weatherspoon, Dawn Staley, Janice Braxton, Chaminque Holdsclaw, Teresa Edwards, Ann Myers, and Nancy Lieberman.
And I (literally) look up to Rebecca Lobo, Ann Donovan, Lisa Lesile, and Cheryl Miller.
But, I still don’t like to watch the WNBA.
I mean, in high school I cheered for Danielle Parker (Clinton) and Olivia Henry (James Kenan) until I couldn’t stop screaming.
But things seem to change, when I got to college, even though I did play-for-play for the Lady Rams Basketbal team at WSNC 90.5 FM while at Winston-Salem State University.
Don’t get me wrong, I checked out Norte Dame’s Skylar Diggs and I watched a couple of Baylor’s Brittnay Griner’s devastating dunks last season.
But even with Skylar Diggs and Brittnay Griner on the court together, I could only watch the first half.
Did I mention I like love Mya Moore?
I am pretty sure my attitude would change if I had a daughter playing the game.
So, to all the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles who love female basketball, don’t hate me for telling the truth.
If you are upset with me for writing this article, prove me wrong by watching the 2012 WBNA Finals between the Indiana Fever and the Minnesota Lynx,which will highlight the talents of Seimone Augustus, Mya Moore, and Tamika Catchings.
Game 1 – Sun October 14 Indiana at Minnesota 8:00 PM ESPN2
Game 2 – Wed October 17 Indiana at Minnesota 8:00 PM ESPN
Game 3 – Fri October 19 Minnesota at Indiana 8:00 PM ESPN2
Game 4 * Sun October 21 Minnesota at Indiana 8:00 PM ESPN2
Game 5 * Wed October 24 Indiana at Minnesota 8:00 PM ESPN