If you probably do not know, Houston recently celebrated its first professional sports championship since the 2000’s when the MLB’s Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to three to win the World Series.
Between the Dodgers and the Los Angeles Sparks, the City of Angels is now 0-for-2 in championship rounds in 2017.
A common phrase that may have been heard in some quarters is how the Astros’ victory was the first professional sports championship in Space City, USA since the mid-90s Houston Rockets who won two championships.
As we WNBA fans know, this is factually incorrect as the Houston Comets actually won four championships from the late 1990s to the early 2000s – all coming after the Rockets’ last title in 1995. (Also — the MLS’s Houston Dynamo won MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007).
Swin Cash was having none of it – and took to Twitter to express her frustrations.
🗣I'll just leave this right here because I'm tired of being sick& tired of the dismissive behavior of the WNBA! Race,bball,women🤔 nevermind https://t.co/7OOGCZOGji
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) November 2, 2017
This also came up recently when Kevin Garnett on Area 21 hosted Ladies Night with Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (who was part of those four Comets title runs) as well as Lindsay Whalen, Sue Bird, and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.
— KG's Area 21 (@KGArea21) November 3, 2017
It was an oversight. I don’t get too wrapped up in it. It’s just – we’ve got to grow in that area.
I’d like to think that someone needs to do their research before they start, you know, just saying things out of their mouth.
When I see those games, If I was watching the Comets play, or when [Sue Bird] won in Seattle, or just this summer when Minnesota won again — I think a common misconception is about the WNBA, people will say, ‘No one’s there, no one’s watching.’ These were packed houses. Every game.