Women Can't Compete in the NBA posted by Colin Linneweber
NBA Commissioner David Stern predicted last week that a woman will play in the league within the next decade.
“I don’t want to get into all kinds of arguments with players and coaches about the likelihood,” Stern told Sports Illustrated. “But I really think it’s a good possibility.”
Stern, 67, who became the Commissioner in 1984, said he realizes that many people are skeptical that women could compete physically with men.
However, Stern offered the reasoning behind his belief and he cited examples of other female athletes who have flourished performing athletically versus men.
“If you look at world records, let’s say track and field, you’ll see how the women have moved up to what would have been records several decades ago for men,” said Stern, a graduate of Columbia Law School in 1966. “Watch the WNBA and you see the shooting percentages, the passing and the like. Basketball is a five-person game and you have zones and you can do a variety of other things.”
There is no question that many, many women throughout the world are tremendous athletes.
However, it is utter lunacy to contend that a woman could excel as a player in the NBA.
WNBA players have superb abilities on the hardwood and many of those players could likely trump men’s hoops stars in a contest of shire skills.
Nevertheless, pressed into live action, the weakest man in the NBA would easily outmuscle and outperform the strongest woman in the WNBA.
Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki correctly believes that a woman would falter playing in the NBA.Continue reading "Women Can't Compete in the NBA"