DingoSeanYeah, same with the wnba... doesn't mean it lacks it's place or deserves lesser pay or funding...
And hell. Sometimes women in sports are way more badass or equally gnar.
Case and point... women's soccer is way more badass than men's soccer (those bad bitches play dirty and don't roll around on the ground like wimpy Italian men after getting slightly bumped)
Of course the WNBA deserves less pay. It’s a market. NBA players are paid based on eyeballs, merchandise sales, etc.
Should the government subsidize the WNBA and artificially inflate the salaries of players? Should NBA players be obligated to split their earnings with WNBA players?
Just curious, how many WNBA games did you watch this season? How many games did you attend? Buy any jerseys? Try and get other people to follow the league?
Do you really believe that WNBA and NBA players should earn the same? The WNBA season is also much shorter.
I think players in general should be earning more across the board, regardless of gender as they are the product and have relatively short careers. Maybe some sort of legitimate profit sharing agreement or at the very least a nice pension and health care.
But again, it’s pretty tough to pay people beyond what they generate. The WNBA would go completely belly up trying to pay players what NBA players make. And I’m all for people like Mikaela and Lindsey making more than their male counterpart because they attract more eyeballs and are so dominant. They’re stars and deserve to be paid as such.
I also think in 2 years, Kelly Sildaru will be one of the highest paid skiers, and I’m quite sure that if Chloe Kim isn’t there yet, she will be when she wins halfpipe gold.