NBA and WNBA Players Shocked by WNBA Bubble Living Conditions
WNBA players were met with absolute shock upon arrival to their bubble at the IMG Academy in Florida.
Disgusting may be the best word one could use to describe the living conditions.
Overnight, disturbing video and images has trickled down on Twitter from a number of repulsed WNBA players calling for immediate change. Players found worms on their carpets, mouse traps in laundry rooms, and even showers that don’t drain properly. Furthermore, the food available for the players is far from what a professional athlete should be consuming during competition.
just got this video from one of the laundry rooms inside the WNBA “bubble” and couldn’t be more disturbed. this is not ok. pic.twitter.com/6FC10jlcql
— Kayla Johnson (@klajohnson) July 7, 2020
NBA players have also voiced concern for the living conditions the women have been subjected to calling for both the WNBA and NBA to make immediate reparations. The NBA founded the WNBA back in 1996 and still own 50 percent of the league. Very clearly, there is still a very visibly gap between both leagues – and a gap which must be accounted for.
In a rarity for First Take, @stephenasmith went off main topic this morning to discuss the WNBA and its bubble accommodations versus NBA's Disney plans.
"The NBA might need to be aware of that and make sure they address that quick, fast and in a hurry."
— Cassandra Negley (@CasNegley) July 7, 2020
This morning on ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith went off at the NBA for its continued poor, and in this case inhumane, treatment of female players.
This is not what players signed up for and the bubble city is already a disaster.