Yet, the harsh reality of being a WNBA "star" is something even she can't ignore. And the product isn't televised as much as it needs to be.
But I've encountered women who actually play basketball and played in college, and they are "meh" about the WNBA.
Even females who are actually interested in sports balk at the WNBA, including professional sports writers.
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"But they only play a few months in the summer," you might say. But once the WNBA season wraps, several players head overseas to play internationally. "Celebrate us for the things that matter -- the stories, the basketball, the character, the fiery competitiveness, our professionalism." But basketball fans don't really care about the stories off the court. Women's college basketball gets more televised games than the WNBA, and that's part of the problem.
More importantly, do you recognize any of the follow names? Last April, she wrote an honest and open essay for The Players' Tribune, called (In)visibility, in which she talks about all the hard work she put in to get to get to where she is today, and how disappointing it is that all that hard work goes relatively unnoticed. WNBA players work just as hard as their male counterparts, receive a fraction of the attention and get paid far less. "We need the marketing to match our product," she said in her essay. The league's best teams aren't showcased like they should be, in order to market said product.
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Stacey Pressman, who writes female affirming and supportive prose in , wrote this (far) less than glowing review of a WNBA game. Last year, in a bold yet seemingly desperate move, the WNBA launched a marketing campaign that focused on LGBT fans, holding public events at lesbian clubs and pride parades.