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America To Blame for Griner Imprisonment—Unequal NBA/WNBA Pay!

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The Blame America First Brigade in action! On Tiffany Cross's MSNBC show on Saturday morning, Nayyera Haq, a former Obama aide, speaking of the imprisonment in Russia of WNBA player Brittney Griner, said:  "We know the only reason that she was in Russia is because she was not able to make equal pay here in the United States that NBA stars would make. So that points to the disparity in American life"  Cross's one-word response: "terrifying!" So, according to Haq, it's really the United States, with its unequal pay for men and women, that is responsible for Griner's predicament! There are so many data points that prove this. Let's start with this one:  Per this article, in a recent year, the NBA generated $7.4 billion in revenue. The WNBA generated. . .. $60 million. That's a ratio of 123:1.  Per the same article, the average WNBA salary is $71,635. Applying that 123:1 ratio, the average NBA salary would be $8,881,105. But, in fact, NBA players are paid $6.4 million on average. So by that metric, it could be said that it is the NBA players who are underpaid! WNBA rosters have 12 players. If the players on just one team were paid the $6.4 million NBA average, it would more than wipe out the earnings of the entire league!  Along similar lines, NBA games in 2021-2022 averaged over 3 million viewers. WNBA games in a recent year averaged 205,000 viewers. And the NBA plays more than five times more games than the WNBA. So the total viewership is even more lopsided. Haq closed the segment in classic liberal fashion, by dragging down the United States to the level of some of the world's worst countries. While warning Americans against traveling to places like Russia or Afghanistan, where they could be arrested on trumped-off charges and used as pawns à la Griner, Haq added: "With that said, other countries are now issuing warnings about coming to the United States because of our gun control problem. So we have to recognize that. We, here, also have our challenges that make other countries wary about spending tourist dollars here."



Maybe some of these America hating media types can go live in one of those other countries they claim are so much better than ours!
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You can’t fix stupid.
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Lawyered
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No personal responsibility or accountability

It’s always someone or something else’s fault


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oldskule
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Too bad....

She should have a sex change and join the NBA!

These women sports need to shut up and understand the way things are....men are physically superior and always will be.


LRB1967
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Griner is the only one responsible for her situation. She chose to take drugs into a country that doesn't allow their possession and use.


76Forest
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If they want equal pay they should put an equal product on the court. Last year’s Zachary boys team would have won the WNBA. WNBA is not being supported by women filling up the arenas for WNBA games. Why should they be paid like NBA players? It’s going to turn out in the end that men and women are different, I bet.


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Griner is the only one responsible for her situation. She chose to take drugs into a country that doesn't allow their possession and use.



If only we had paid her more, she could have smoked her weed in the US instead
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The entire idea that people should all make the same pay, regardless of skill or effort smacks of socialism.


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Eighteen
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Bill Burrs rant on the WNBA (and women’s soccer) and feminism was both hysterical and actually true, and makes articles like this even more absurd. Everyone should go watch it because the audience was groaning he had them so uncomfortable

The Kardashians and Real Houewives make millions of dollars because women watch them. It’s not up to men to watch women’s sports. Why aren’t women and feminists packing the place? The NBA already subsidizes the league and that’s still not enough??
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because of our rampant crime problem


FIFY


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Jaydeaux
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As soon as the WNBA or women’s soccer start pulling in the same revenue as men then the pay should be equal. Not a second sooner


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Why should Brittany Griner get paid a lot of money to play a game, subsidized by the NBA, nobody watches?


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Blizzard of Chizz
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Bill Burr’s epic WNBA rant

LINK


jnethe1
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So they’re ok with a Kia costing the same as a Ferrari?


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NoHoTiger
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Can’t she just claim to be a dude and play with the men. Then she can make “man money.” Problem solved.


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Bill Burr’s epic WNBA rant LINK


Thanks

What he’s saying should be super offensive and get him cancelled, but he nails it so logically and truthfully it’s not even possible
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Blizzard of Chizz
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I was in tears when I first heard it. Enjoy


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It’s not up to men to watch women’s sports. Why aren’t women and feminists packing the place? The NBA already subsidizes the league and that’s still not enough??



Yep. And since the WNBA is subsidized and doesn’t make money on it’s own, instead of complaining Griner is underpaid, we should be saying she’s overpaid.


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"Golf commentator Mark Lye was fired from his post as a PGA Tour radio host after making disparaging comments about the WNBA, reportedly saying he would shoot himself before watching women’s basketball."


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KillTheGophers
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Holy stupid


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