Women Can’t Compete in the NBA

December 9th, 2009 by Colin Linneweber Leave a reply »

NBA Commissioner David Stern predicted last week that a woman will play in the league within the next decade.


“I don’t want to get into all kinds of arguments with players and coaches about the likelihood,” Stern told Sports Illustrated. “But I really think it’s a good possibility.”


Stern, 67, who became the NBA commissioner in 1984, said he realizes that many people are skeptical that women could compete physically with men.


However, Stern offered the reasoning behind his belief, citing examples of other female athletes who have flourished performing athletically against men.


“If you look at world records, let’s say t ...

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