Devereaux Peters is bored with males difficult her to play basketball in opposition to them. On Thursday, the Washington Publish printed an article, wherein the two-time WNBA champion stated she is going to by no means play random males to show her basketball capacity.
” I’m a tall lady, at 6-foot-2, and nearly in all places I am going, individuals discover me,” Peters wrote. “The primary query is: Do you play basketball? Once they discover out I’m knowledgeable participant, some are simply impressed and wish to know extra in regards to the life of a professional athlete. A lot of the males I speak to, although, ask me to play one-on-one.”
Although the Mystics participant understands the request is could be a type of “flirtation,” she’s conscious it occurs as a result of “There’s one thing about basketball that prompts males’s egos.” Both means, Peters is over the problem.
She wrote, “I’ve been enjoying basketball my complete life, and for simply as lengthy I’ve been challenged by males who suppose they’re higher than me. I had to show my talent in center college in opposition to the boys who thought ladies don’t play basketball. I had to show my talent in highschool when the blokes’ egos had been damage as a result of the women basketball group was extra profitable and extra in style than theirs. I had to show it in faculty when grown males began difficult me to one-on-one video games as a result of there was no means this school lady was higher than they had been. Time and time once more, I’ve trounced males – far too many to rely. Now I’ve nothing to show.”
Within the the rest of the letter, Peters addressed how basketball is considered as a male sport though the WNBA has existed for greater than 20 years; and the way she wouldn’t danger her profession to show a degree to somebody on the fitness center.
The previous Lynx participant was commissioned to write the article after she posted a Twitter thread about gender points within the sport on July 9.
We have all skilled it in individual and ESPECIALLY on-line the “guess I can beat you one on one” man. I actually all the time reply, “you proper” and stroll away identical to this ⬇️ ending the dialog pic.twitter.com/jGBtEDV9KC
— Devereaux Peters (@MsPeters14) July 9, 2018