ESPN’s Jalen Rose Says WNBA Players Are Treated Like ‘Second-Class Citizens’

ESPN’s Jalen Rose Says WNBA Players Are Treated Like ‘Second-Class Citizens’

Throughout Wednesday’s airing of ESPN’s Get Up, Jalen Rose spoke to co-host Mike Greenberg about the Las Vegas Aces being pressured to forfeit a current sport. The previous NBA star shared his opinion on how vastly completely different WNBA gamers are handled than their male counterparts.

“I’ve been actually vocal about my disappointment about how the WNBA athletes get handled like second-class residents in relations to the NBA after they’re a subsidiary,” Rose mentioned relating to the forfeiture. The Aces workforce canceled their Aug. three sport in opposition to the Washington Mystics after well being considerations surrounding 25 hours of journey time to get to the state as a result of flight delays.

He continued, “It’s one factor to have them flying business, nevertheless it’s one other factor after they have journey points, to not make an [exception] for them not with the ability to carry out.” Rose was vital of the league’s resolution to attempt to make the athletes play with just one hour to organize for the sport. The previous participant asserted the essential function psychological or bodily “fatigue” have in an athlete turning into injured.

The 13-year basketball veteran then addressed the distract gender pay hole saying, “Maya Moore is among the best champions in basketball, male or feminine. A few years in the past within the WNBA, she was making $45,000.” He feels as if the gamers aren’t being valued, a sentiment WNBA rookie A’Ja Wilson spoke about final month.

Rose acknowledged that for the WNBA to develop and grow to be common the league must spend money on its gamers.

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