Lakers' LeBron James and More NBA Players Show Support of WNBA in Pregame Warmups

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 15, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 15: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before the game against the Indiana Pacers on May 15, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Players across the NBA showcased their support for the WNBA with T-shirts during pregame warmups Saturday:

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers


x - NEW YORK KNICKS @nyknicks

Support the W! pic.twitter.com/JTBfNOMMCb

x - NEW YORK KNICKS @nyknicks

The perfect photo doesn't exi β€” pic.twitter.com/PZr5c0HAFo

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

Looking fresh in those @wnba warm-ups #CountIt pic.twitter.com/ER0C9yr75o

Indiana Pacers @Pacers

Celebrate the @WNBA πŸ™Œ#CountIt | @IndianaFever pic.twitter.com/mymdxmJoyz

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Love the shirt, Kuz. #CountIt pic.twitter.com/WHWQuvGYDs

The shirts advertise the 25th season for the WNBA, which opened with four games Friday night.

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook also supported the WNBA's Washington Mystics by wearing a jersey entering the arena Friday.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

.@russwest44 rocking the @De11eDonne jersey on the first day of the #WNBA season πŸ”₯<br><br>(via @WashMystics) pic.twitter.com/yJOFqAQxCH

The WNBA continues to grow, and last year's finals saw a 15 percent ratings bump compared to the year before, per Erica L. Ayala of Forbes. With the men's players putting even more focus on the league, the rise should continue for the women's game.