WNBA, NBA Respond to Gilbert Arenas’ Comments on Female Basketball Players

December 16th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

The WNBA and NBA released a joint statement Wednesday criticizing former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas, calling his recent statements on women's basketball "repugnant."    

The statement comes a day after Arenas posted an Instagram video (Warning: Contains NSFW content) of scantily clad women playing basketball, indicating that's what "America was hoping for" with the WNBA: 

NOW this is what america was hoping for when they announced the #WNBA back in 1996... not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from#orangeisthenewblack...dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around.

Reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne also released a statement criticizing Arenas' take:   

Obviously, anyone with a pulse and a shred of human decency sides with Delle Donne, the WNBA, NBA and any other woman—or person for that matter—who was offended by Arenas' comments. The sentiments shared by Arenas and those who agree with him are a vile combination of sexist and uneducated.
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