It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out male athletes get paid more than female athletes. To put it mildly, it’s rather common knowledge. There are still times when it completely irks people, though, and one WNBA superstar did not hold back about a new rule this week.
The G-League, the NBA’s development league, announced it will offer $125,000 to elite basketball prospects, who are at least 18 years old but not eligible for the NBA Draft, instead of going to college and being a part of the popular one-and-done crowd. Nobody knows if that money will entice some of the best players, but Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner absolutely went off about it on Instagram.
It’s amazing Griner did not hold back at all.
“Must be f****** nice coming out of college getting that. We def didn’t see any money like that till we went overseas. AWAY FROM OUR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES AND HAVE TO PLAY YEAR ROUND. I’m not saying that the dudes shouldn’t get it. So you crazy internet want to be thugs and you men that think women should just be quiet you can just sit y’all silly lil a## down! Something has to give before ppl just say the hell with playing durning the summer, and just rest our bodies and play overseas only were we can make a living for ourselves! People forget that we do this to provide for ourselves and our families. We do this YES because we love to play ball and for the Game! However, I can’t write on bill for the love of the game and think it’s going get paid lol!” — Brittney Griner
A Houston, Texas native, the 6-foot-9 Griner has accomplished as much as any woman in basketball history and has dominated at every level.
Griner, who just won the World Cup with Team USA last month, was a McDonald’s All-American in high school, won a NCAA title and earned All-America status at Baylor, took home multiple Russian National League and EuroLeague championships, and is a five-time WNBA All-Star with one scoring title, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and WNBA champion.
So Griner definitely has the credentials to let out some frustrations, and she wasn’t the only one share their feelings about the G-League’s new proposal.
However, nobody was as outspoken as Griner, and only time will tell if anyone will truly listen or pay WNBA stars even more.