When the 2019 WNBA season concludes, the three letters that will be on the brain of everyone within the W ecosystem will be C, B and A.
While both sides have gave hints that talks have been productive, we will see if that continues into the offseason. Meanwhile, the WNBPA announced that it has established what it calls its own “super team” of advocates.
PRESS RELEASE: “WNBPA assembles its own “super team” with newly-formed Board of Advocates”
— WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) August 29, 2019
The two notables names that stand out – former Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams and former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse.
The WNBPA’s rallying cry for us and working women around the world is ‘Bet on Women’ – a message reinforced and embodied by each member of the Board.
–Nneka Ogwumike, WNBPA president (per press release)
Through their professional careers and contributions to their communities, the Board’s members have proven, time and time again, that celebrating, supporting, and investing in women and girls is also an investment in families and communities.
–Layshia Clarendon, WNBPA First Vice President (per press release)
I am honored to join @TheWNBPA Board of Advocates to support the phenomenal athletes who make up the longest running union in women’s professional sports. @AtlantaDream and all @WNBA players are heroes on and off the court. 🏀 #BiggerThanBasketball #DreamOn #BetOnWomen #gapol https://t.co/Oy11oRbtbd
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 29, 2019
Abrams, as well as former WNBA president Lisa Borders, was integral in the W’s expansion to Atlanta. Borders endorsed Abrams in the 2018 Georgia governor’s race.