2020 WNBA season to start on Friday

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  1. Violenza Domestica Registered User

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    I know there's this "NBA" thing starting a week later, but I'm a girls coach and I don't care about that.

    Anybody else care about women basketball?
     
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    Womens College Basketball is fun, the past 3-4 NCAA Tournaments and conference tournaments have been a good watch.

    The WNBA jumped the shark a long time ago, I'm surprised it's still going.
     
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    Yeah, the NCAA D1 has a very nice level of basketball and very strong team cohesion. What do you mean by jumped the shark? The WNBA is stronger than ever.
     
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    The WNBA should lower the rims to 9 feet... or maybe 9 and a half
     
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    No.
     
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    Why?!! So you can see more dunks? :skeptic:

    Thank you. And love your avatar!!!
     
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    Women's volleyball uses a lower net than the men...

    Why?!! So you can see more spikes?

     
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    Volleyball is in no way comparable. Spikes are a neccessary part of the sport, dunks are not.
     
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    It's played on a court... they use a ball... there's a net... there are out of bounds lines... there are blocks... players have different roles on the team based on their height...

    It's a little comparable, no?


    And spikes aren't a necessary part of the game... you don't ever see them in elementary school volleyball... they just make the game more exciting at the higher levels
     
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    Without spikes, rallies in volleyball would be basically endless at a high level. Lack of dunking doesn't hurt WNBA at all, if anything the game would be worse if tall players could dunk more easily. Height already matters a lot more than in men's basketball.
     
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    Have you ever watched women's basketball played on lower rims?

    It might be something worth trying...
     
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    I can only speak for myself personally and I can basically guarantee that lowering the rim would significantly lower my interest in the WNBA.
     
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    I had the 'chance' to practice on 9' rims in an Elementary school once a week for a whole Summer with a Varsity team. :help:

    Anyway, ready for Saturday? (my title is wrong, it only starts Saturday) You have the league pass?
     
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    I do yeah, since I'm in Europe I don't get any blackouts so LP is insane value. Not sure I could be any more ready, it's been so long. Doesn't even feel like summer's started already when there's no W. And even though we're probably not mounting a serious title defense, I'm really excited for this Mystics team. Lots of young players who will look to prove themselves in bigger roles.
     
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    Oh so you're a Mystics' fan. I used to be a huge Fever fan, but I couldn't stand Spooky Chatman so I drifted off a little the last two years. I hope I can find the feels again this year. Otherwise, I like the Sun a lot. I live in Canada and I normally drive South 5 or 6 times per year to see live games of either the Sun or the Liberty (I've seen games in Washington, Indiana and Chicago too, but only once). I was there last year for the two finals games played in Connecticut, the court is built in a casino there, always fun. And for the last 5 years I've brought my players to see a game down there, once a year, great times. Met quite a few players too, Taurasi, Bonner, and Tina Charles are particularly nice off court.
     
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    First day was a little disappointing. No surprise I guess, the players are rusty, timing was off. Still, it was great to watch 3 (!) games today. Back at it tomorrow.
     

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