Will there be a WNBA in the future? If the WNBA is lost how will this impact women’s sports? Can women save the WNBA? The WNBA has been in existence for 20 years, how can we make sure there are another 20 years of women’s professional basketball. James Dolan has announced that the WNBA team New York Liberty is for sale. Dolan is one of the last original owners of a WNBA from the initial season. San Antonio has sold their team to buyers who will bring the team to Las Vegas. Th

Most of the WNBA teams are losing money, most of the revenue from the WNBA comes from television deals that were packaged with the deal for the NBA. The WNBA has seen a decrease in attendance on average, I believe this is the main reason Dolan has decided to sell the Liberty. People will be mad at his decision, but this is business, if people want the Liberty to stay they will need to attend games. I reside in New York and I have not heard much disappointment in Dolan decision to sell the Liberty maybe because some fans hope he sells the Knicks but that’s another story. Personally, I used to be a fan of women’s basketball, my favorite player was Dawn Staley. The fact that only time I would be able to see the women play was during the Olympics made the WNBA intriguing to me. Unfortunately, I must admit I have never been to a WNBA game and I seldom watch the games on TV. I believe the growing popularity of the NBA has hurt the WNBA a little, the WNBA games are played during the offseason of the NBA but with the increasing popularity of the NBA summer league and now Ice Cube’s Big 3 league basketball junkies have other places to watch the game.

For the WNBA to survive viewership must increase, to increase viewership WNBA must have more interaction with the NBA. For example, the WNBA should play their all-star game right before the NBA All-Star game. The same day same arena. Allow the WNBA season to spill into the NBA preseason. Right before the WNBA game you can have the NBA team practice in front of the fans, scrimmage or play a preseason game. Allow discount for NBA tickets if some has brought a WNBA ticket, for example, if you bought a ticket for a game against the Sparks you get a discounted ticket for the game against the Lakers.

I am not sure what or if anything can help the survival of the WNBA, but I am afraid its failure may have a negative impact on the future of women’s sports. This may require women who are not sports lovers to support just because these are women and allow these little girls that dream of playing in the WNBA to continue to dream.





What will the NBA look like in 10 or 20 years? What do you want the NBA to look like in 10 or 20 years? Will the NBA be better, or will it lose some of its popularity? What would you add to the NBA game? These are questions I ask myself and other people, most of the times people do not have an answer. Some do not have an answer because the game of basketball is not that important to ponder the future, I fully understand this position and respect it. For me watching basketball sometimes allows me to have a break from reality but there are times basketball forces me to think about the important issue that affects the world.

I believe the NBA will grow internationally, we see more and more games being played overseas. I know some people are pushing for an NBA team to be located in another country, I believe if the team is in the Eastern hemisphere it will be a logistics nightmare. The travel time would have an adverse impact on the player’s performance. I have a suggestion that may increase the global brand and provide more NBA games without having an adverse effect on the players. The top 16 teams make the NBA playoffs, I purpose the next eight teams participate in NBA tournament. The tournament can change locations each year, having the host country bid for the tournament much like the Olympics. The tournament could be a three or five-game elimination, then the winner moves to the next round. Just imagine the NBA can pick exotic locations with high tourist travel such as Dubai. Dubai will meet the financial requirements, has the viewership, and can build an arena that is suitable. This will also help prevent teams from tanking because the players will want to win to get the extra money for playing in those games and the teams would want the extra revenue.

I know my idea may not be perfect or the NBA may not be able to execute it, but I would be interested in watching these games. The game must go somewhere, so why not a tournament. We see the viewership and the attendance for the NBA summer league games increasing each year, this indicates people want more NBA games, so the NBA must come up with a more to give us more games.