Bethlehem Shoals asks, Does the WNBA Hate the NBA Finals?
Last summer, I had a vision of love. More accurately, I went to rip-roaring WNBA game between the Seattle Storm and eventual champs, the Phoenix Mercury, and realized that this league had much to offer the NBA fan. I wrote a column on my experience, and it got a ton of positive feedback (I had no hand in its title, incidentally). A later encounter with Lindsay Whalen convinced me that the league could be every bit as gutsy as it is skilled.
You would think that the eternally embattled WNBA would embrace new fans like me, or at least take a shrewd interest in getting us to tune in. Instead, it schedules games at the same time as the NBA Finals.