June 13, 2016
In a new ad released today, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Chris Paul pay tribute to the WNBA for its 20th Season. Durant and James have both been supporters of the WNBA and have attended several games during their careers. In the Ad, Westbrook says that “It’s truly amazing to be able to see the growth of women’s basketball.” George follows with “they have a huge collection of talent that they put on display night in and night out.” In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, who are on the verge of repeating as world champions, spoke with writer Lee Jenkins about his preference to watch WNBA games at home. “In the NBA there’s always a guy who is only around because he can jump,” Green told SI. “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.” It’s great to have support from NBA players, who are the best players in the world! Their respect of the women’s game only legitimizes and validates the amazing women that make up the WNBA. Here’s to 20 more years!