The latest in women’s basketball
The issues of systemic racism and police brutality have remained the topics of conversation across the country over the last week, and women’s basketball has been a part of that.
The L.A. Sparks’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, who’s cousin was killed seven years ago by a police officer, spoke about how she is feeling this week and the role she views athletes have in impacting social change.
“Many professional athletes have come under fire for taking a stand against social injustice. Those in opposition to athletes speaking out for social justice have echoed conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham’s infamous ‘shut up and dribble’ line,” David Yapkowitz reports. “To Ruffin-Pratt and her WNBA counterparts, this is something bigger than basketball. This is something that they refuse to be quiet about.”
Lastly, we’re introducing a season while we wait for the season. A 2020 Season Simulation has began. You can expect reporting, comments from league figures and a sim season along with full results, box scores and standings. The Atlanta Dream starting to put things together, according to Bailey Johnson and Connecticut Sun beginning season at the top of the standings, writes Natalie Heavren.