(ThyBlackMan.com) As a freelance journalist; this writer has come to realize that it doesn’t matter what sport you play; in order to compete at the highest level as a professional athlete, you need to be at the top of your game. The ultimate consequence was that more women were given the opportunity to display their skills on a professional level, which, as a result, generated increased interest from viewers and sponsors in the event. However, when compared to their NBA counterparts, the pay that WNBA players receive has been criticized for being significantly lower for some time now. Due to the pressure of maintaining a higher standard of living than their peers who are also pursuing careers outside of basketball, it is difficult for many women to continue playing in the league for more than a few years as a result of this. Their peers are also pursuing careers outside of basketball.
The salaries offered to the women who play in the WNBA are simply not sufficient to meet their needs. This is one of the reasons why it is essential to bring them up.
Women have been in the workforce for as long as this ludicrous notion that equal labor should be compensated in the same manner as male workers has been around. A mind-boggling idea that many years after its introduction has not yet become the norm. There is a significant wage gap between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women‘s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in the world of professional basketball. According to projections, in 2021, the average pay in the WNBA will be $100,658.51. The National Basketball Association (NBA), on the other hand, handed out an average of $7.7 million in player salaries in the year 2020. There are a variety of approaches that might be taken to reduce the wage gap between the WNBA and NBA as well as raise player earnings in the latter league. However, this does not mean that pay should be comparable in both leagues.
Increasing the WNBA’s profile is the most effective strategy for boosting the league’s overall earnings. This can be accomplished by broadcasting a greater number of games nationally. In 2020, viewership climbed 68%. In addition to that, 87% of the games were broadcast on national television. It has been found that if more people are able to watch the games, then even more people will watch the games.
Charity events held in various cities might be another effective method for gaining new followers. People who are unaware that the WNBA even exists have a responsibility to educate themselves about it. Most of the players in this league are exceptionally tall, which helps these athletes stand out from the crowd.
Increasing the salaries of WNBA players will pique the interest of people who were not previously interested in sports in the league.
Since being selected to play in the WNBA, Brittany Griner has proven herself to be one of the most dominant players in women’s basketball. As a two-time all-star and three-time champion, it is odd that she was ever detained during her trip to Moscow for an exhibition game between her team, Aleve ‘Power, and Russia’s Spartak Federal Bank. The game was set to take place between the two teams. Considering how much is at stake for our children and grandkids, as well as the message it sends to other nations from people in positions of power, it is time for the WNBA to enhance player salaries in order to ensure that anything like this can never happens again.
In addition to her dominance in the women’s national basketball association (WNBA), Brittney Griner has been able to increase her income by competing in international competitions during the offseason of the WNBA. Griner has been very successful in these competitions. Brittney Griner is largely considered to be among the most skilled basketball players in her age group. Griner is most recognized for her performances as a standout for the Baylor Bears and, after college, for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. She has won two gold medals with Team USA in the Olympic Games.
Again, Griner has been able to supplement her income by playing internationally during the offseason of the WNBA, where she has had a lot of success in addition to her prowess and dominance in American and International sports.
Note: Because of this, it is important that the salaries in the WNBA be raised because doing so will increase the level of interest in women’s basketball. It would be great for the ratings of various television shows. The amount of money made from advertising might be increased, and sponsorships could be provided. With more money, salaries would be much higher than they are now. This would bring in more players and encourage those who are already in the league to stay. This is clearly a case of Economic Spots Parity…Think about it a minute! I am sure you will agree with me!
Staff Writer; Stanley G. Buford
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