Sue Bird: Fans don’t watch WNBA because players are ‘Black, gay, tall’

WNBA legend Sue Bird says the beleaguered league has always had trouble attracting mainstream viewers because most of the women are “tall, Black, gay.” Contrast this, Bird says, with the more demure and photogenic women’s soccer league, which is full of players who are predominantly “cute and White and straight.” “To be completely blunt, but […]

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