NBA Commish David Stern firmly believes that women will play one day in the NBA. In the next decade to be exact.
"I think we might," Stern said. "I don't want to get into all kinds of arguments with players and coaches about the likelihood. But I really think it's a good possibility."
Sure, it is a great thought and it probably will happen. In the next 10 years? That really is pushing it, Like Lebron had menitioned.
I'd love to see someone like Candace Parker dunking on Lebron. LBJ seems to doubt that. He issued a statement himself saying:
"Ten years? That's like right around the corner. I'll be 34 and I'll still be in the NBA. I think 10 years is a little pushing it. I love all sports. I love watching the girls, especially in the Olympics and in the WNBA. They're great and there are a lot of great players."
Why not let women play in the NBA, seeing as though the WNBA gets most of its money from the NBA.
The NBA is a much more faster and tougher game than is in the WBNA. There are many women that can post up on men players. I wouldn't doubt that for a second.
The NBA is a much more developed franchise. With more money and better training and the NBA keeps growing.
The WNBA is still a young and developing with a small fan base and frankly it is a slower game than men's basketball in many ways. There is difference in athleticism and talent.
Women's pro basketball was implemented a little over 10 years ago, the NBA over 50 years ago.
Future generations may be able to see men and women together but they are at two hugely different levels right now.