“An average WNBA athlete makes an average of 72,000 dollars a year.”("Gender, 2014”) That’s no money compared to what an NBA athlete makes a year. Popularity can be a big factor in the athletes pay for the women because less people attend a women’s game and they can’t really afford to pay the women. Is gender really a factor in this situation or is it popularity? “The WNBA itself makes on average one million dollars a year.” ("Gender, 2014”) What is the difference between a female athlete and a male athlete? The difference is popularity. More people attend a NBA game then a WNBA, so therefore more money will be
It is officially basketball season! Do you know what this means? This means crazy fans going topless, painting their torso one color, incise a letter to spell out their team’s name, and excessive screaming. It is such an interesting atmosphere to be in. However, there is a difference between men and women basketball. What is the difference? Women and men basketball are different in so many ways. Even though their size, athleticism, speed, and strength are comparable they are less competitive, are not able to reach the same level of stability while men add an interest to the game.
NBA has best of seven and the WNBA has the best of five in the playoff why is it lesser in league at least can they be even in both NBA and WNBA games in playoffs because there a whole difference in the regular season. So I wonder what if the WNBA has the best of seven that would have been excited to watch. It's like the NBA never stop like when the season over its ready to start back just like that , but When the WNBA season end it feel like it forever to start back. An NBA season starts in October and end in April and the WNBA season starts on May and end in September. The more games thats played is probably the amount of money a player get if there not on contract or free
However, it does not make sense that one should be more popular than the other, even though it is the same sport. The style is different, but talking to many others they all say that women's basketball is more calm and is played more fluently, which is easier to follow. Unlike men's basketball, which is not run with plays. For some other teams, the women draw bigger crowds than the men, for example Tennessee's Lady Volunteers regularly sell out and often draw bigger crowds than the men's team. But other teams are equal, such as Connecticut's Lady Huskies. They draw sell-out crowds, just like the men's team. While this is college basketball, it is still the difference between men’s and women’s basketball. Popularity counts can still be raised for the WNBA if they would sponsor them as much as they sponsor the NBA. Unlike the NBA the WNBA is not sponsored much, which can cause them to not have big crowns like the NBA. So since they are not sponsored as much, of course they will not draw big
The WNBA is the organization for the women’s basketball program. In this organization, women are thought to be less athletic because they cannot dunk. The WNBA was founded on April 24, 1996. There are two hundred eighty-eights split into twelve teams in this league. Women teams play in NBA cities and wear uniforms derived from their NBA counterparts. Their season lasts from June to September and consists of 34 games. Laurel J. Richie is the President of the WNBA. Their TV partners are ABC,ESPN,and
It’s basketball, the ball is the same, the hoops are still ten feet off the ground. Yet a lot of people still ask, what is the difference between college basketball and the NBA? Well at first I really had no idea what the difference was. Once I did the research though, I then realized how many differences there really are. The NBA has four quarters that are twelve minutes long and the NCAA has two halves that are twenty minutes long. Both of them get five minutes for overtime.
“We Got Next”. This phrase is most commonly used around the asphalt when vying to play the next game of pick up basketball. Founded on April 24, 1996, the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a Women’s National Basketball Association. The Women’s National Basketball Association is the most prevalently known professional basketball league in the United States for women, most commonly referred to as its’ acronym WNBA. It was finally the ladies’ turn as they made their statement that they would be playing the next game. The first season for the Women’s National Basketball Association began in 1997. Sheryl Swoopes, one of the league’s first sixteen players, was the first player signed by the WNBA on October 23, 1996. She signed with the Houston Comets, one of the eight teams in the
The gender wage gap in professional sports is much higher than most people think and it’s not going to end anytime soon. Women make half of what the Men make, if not less. In the NBA, the average salary is $4,500,000.00 and in the WNBA the average salary is $72,000.00. In the professional basketball aspect, WNBA players earn 4,428,000.00 less, or not even 2 percent of what NBA players earn. In the 2014-15 NBA season, the highest paid athlete, Kobe Bryant, made $23,500,000.00 and in 2013, the highest paid WNBA player was only paid 107,000.00, but that salary can only be reached after so many years of playing in the league (a-look-at).
Basketball is one of the biggest sports in America. It is also popular around the worlds. Men’s basketball, in particular, is given much more preference in American society. Many would argue that the comparison of the two simply boils down to sexism in sports, where people downgrade the strength and athletic ability of women in our society according to typical gender roles. However, there may be more confounding factors that are generally overlooked.
While college basketball and professional basketball both are the exact same sport, they are completely different styles of game. Both have five players on the court at a time, with three referees and a coach. The point system is the same, which consists of one point, two points, or three points. Despite these similarities, they are very different. Between the effort of players, the officiating and style of a game, and the overall behavior of players and role media plays, watching or playing each of these two leagues results in very different outcomes.
Female athletes are discriminated against in modern sports because they have lower salaries than the male athletes. Over the years the wage gap between male and female athletes has increased tremendously. The wage gap that has been viewed as one of the most extraordinary is the gap between men and women basketball players. An article by David Berri talks about this outrageous money difference. Diana Taurasi plays a big part in the Women’s National Basketball Association, especially being the one that led the Phoenix Mercury to win the league championship in 2014. Taurasi was
It’s no secret that WNBA players are grossly under paid in comparison to NBA players. This article will truly show you how bad this wage gap is. Sylvia Fowles is the reigning WNBA MVP and a huge contributor for the Minnesota Lynx (2017 champs). Just to give you some numbers of what exactly she did last season, she had the top field-goal percentage, second in rebounds per game, second in blocks per game and overall the fifth leading scorer in the league. Sylvia got paid an estimated $109,000 this past year with certain small bonuses coming in for being a top performer. In comparison, Kevin Durant, the reigning 2016-2017 NBA MVP made an estimated $26.54 million, with bonuses of course. How can it be 2018 and the top WNBA players only make a fraction
Although men and women’s basketball are closer to being equal than softball and baseball, the leagues are still separate. America has a women’s league and a men’s league and never the two shall meet. A woman is not allowed in the NBA since she has the WNBA. The separation is strong, obvious, and seemingly permanent. Like basketball, they created softball to play indoors during the winter. The game earned the name softball and due to its easier properties was often “regarded as baseball’s stepchild” (Ring, p. 60). They passed the game down to women, as it seemed safe enough to limit the risk of injury. And so the separation began.
The NBA and WNBA give the equal opportunity of playing professional basketball to both men and women, but the ages at which they are allowed to start their career differ. These age eligibility rules are believed by some to give an unequal opportunity to female basketball players. In the article, “Hoop Dreams Deferred: The WNBA, The NBA, And The Long-Standing Gender Inequality At The Game’s Highest Level”, N. Jeremi Duru discusses the age eligibility rules for the NBA and WNBA. Topics included are how they are different, how the difference is unfair to females, and how the NBA can be held responsible for the inequality to women. As a professor of law, Duru has a professional approach to the topic with a lengthy article that has claims backed by laws and has a legal case feel.