Ep. 5 | Breaking the Glass: WNBA

For 23 years, the WNBA (aka “the W”) has been recognized as the Nation’s elite league for professional women’s basketball.  Since its inception, the W has been known to face challenges with expansion, revenue, and more. But the game is changing and fast! On this episode we discuss a few key benefits in the new player contracts and how this major move will impact women in sports. Press Play & Let’s get into it!!!

 

  • Intro – Breaking News! 2020 CBA
  • New Money in the League
    • Are WNBA Stars Finished with Overseas?
  • 9:30 – Recruiting Season
    • Impact on Coaches & Scouts
    • + Player Interest in the Draft
    • League Schedule Placement
  • 12:40 – Growth in Viewership
    • NBA Celebrity Row
    • WNBA Playoff Season
    • Why Not Have a Parade?
    • Off-Season Professionals
  • 18:00 – Building The WNBA Brand
    • Consumer Challenges
    • The Love of Competition
    • Pure Basketball Fans
    • Women Above the Rim
  • 25:15 – Athletes vs. Gender
    • Coed Sports Competitions
    • Equality in the WNBA
    • Media Madness
  • 30:00 – 2020 Season Outlook
    • Pushing The W Agenda
    • Higher Ratings = Bigger Fan Base
    • Sponsor Deals & Endorsements
    • The Sports Agent Game
  • 37:00 – Quality of Talent
    • Community > Competition
    • Increasing Exposure
    • Can NBA Players Be Marketing Tools for the League?
  • 40:45 – Motherhood in the WNBA
    • Skyler Diggins-Smith
    • New CBA Terms on Maternity Leave & Family Planning
    • Nursing in Training Camp?
    • Women Are Human First
  • 46:20 – Considering LGBTQ+
    • A Different Path to Motherhood
    • Feminism vs. Basketball Culture
    • Diversity in the Locker Room
    • Reckless Romance at Work
  • 50:50 – Better Business & Travel
    • Improved Player Experience
    • Entrepreneurs in the WNBA
    • New CBA Terms on Flights & Hotel Rooms for Players
  • 59:00 – Final Recap
  • 1:05:55 – Rules To The Game
  • Outro – Ca$h Sh*t by Megan Thee Stallion (feat. Da Baby) https://music.apple.com/us/album/cash-s-t-feat-dababy/1463027710?i=1463027714

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Directed & Produced by Damani Givens | Created & Hosted by Shannon Nichele