WNBA: stop ignoring Swoopes

Mechelle Voepel scores a half-court shot with this column about how the WNBA has ignored a basketball legend, and a cornerstone in beginning the league in the first place: “Hello, WNBA! We’re talking in our loudest voice here! Consider this your official kick in the pants to reach out to Swoopes!”

The WNBA should really be ashamed of themselves. Not even acknowledging the woman is appalling.

In other pro news………

Bless Candice Wiggins’ heart, but she’s brought together hip hop and basketball by presenting virtual awards via the same method that is done in her favorite sport. It only names West Coast rappers, and I think she’s done a pretty good job. However, I would have put Ice Cube as co-winner for coach of the year with Dre. I like the way she stuck Jayo Felony in there – I’ve always liked him, and you know she had to rep San Diego. But I’d give the sportsmanship award to Young Lloyd (even though he’s from the A). My vote for rookie of the year is Nipsey Hussle.

Nicky Anosike is back and recovered from her injury, but that means Taj McWilliams-Franklin is out on the Ros Casares team.

And on the college tip………

Here’s a nice report on yesterday’s open practice at Cal.