Players expressed outrage after the WNBA penalized a team for improving player conditions
- WNBA players typically travel to and from games on commercial flights and often sit in coach seats.
- WNBA owners reportedly declined to provide teams chartered flights, per Sports Illustrated.
- Players took to social media to share their outrage after the bombshell report came out.
WNBA players are expressing outrage after a bombshell Sports Illustrated feature exposed team owners’ reluctance to provide teams with chartered flights.
Billionaire New York Liberty owner Joe Tsai — who also owns the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets — reportedly proposed a plan to provide all 12 WNBA teams with comped chartered flights for the next three years. But during the September 13 meeting, according to league insider Howard Megdal, most of the WNBA Board of Governors voted against upgrading teams’ travel itineraries.
“Some owners worried that players would get used to it, so there’d be no going back,” Megdal wrote. “And others wondered whether players might just prefer a salary hike instead.”
Los Angeles Sparks center Liz Cambage, who is 6-foot-8, responded with this:
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