Robin Boylorn on the State of the WNBA, Part 1

Oct 15, 2019

Credit theplayerstribune.com

About a week ago, the Washington Mystics won their first ever championship in franchise history. But the celebration didn’t last long because half of the team’s players are heading overseas for international play. In this Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn explains why WNBA players are asking for better pay...

* The W denotes WNBA

A note to listeners: a previous airing of the commentary stated that Maya Moore has won four Olympic Gold Medals. Moore is a four-time Gold Medalist, but she's won two Olympic Gold Medals (2012, 2016) and two FIBA World Championship Gold Medals (2010, 2014). The commentary has been updated. 

Written by Brittany Young

Edited by Robin Boylorn

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