Skip to navigationSkip to content

Yes, WNBA Stars Should Be Paid More Than NBA Referees

By Forbes

Elizabeth Cambage -- star center for the Dallas Wings -- recently said NBA referees are paid better than WNBA players. What we know of the WNBA's revenue suggests Cambage and other WNBA stars shoulRead full story

Comments

  • Also share to
  • Nate Sylvester
    Nate SylvesterCoach/Educator

    As a basketball coach, I firmly believe our youth would be far better suited watching these women play than they are watching the NBA. These ladies are fundamentally sound and play really solid basketball. It’s not as flashy as the thunderous dunks and long range shooting of the NBA, but for young players, this is what basketball should look like.

  • Robert Campbell
    Robert Campbell

    One of the reasons the percentage of total revenue players receives is lower than the NBA has to do with profitability.

    THE NBA built the arenas, forged the groundwork, creates the TV contract revenue stream. They’ve built a very profitable enterprise.

    The WNBA pales in comparison. What the NBA Players have been able to accomplish is to demand profit sharing from the owners. They had leverage.

    WNBA players do not possess this leverage.

    It’s sports entertainment. It’s not an office job or

    One of the reasons the percentage of total revenue players receives is lower than the NBA has to do with profitability.

    THE NBA built the arenas, forged the groundwork, creates the TV contract revenue stream. They’ve built a very profitable enterprise.

    The WNBA pales in comparison. What the NBA Players have been able to accomplish is to demand profit sharing from the owners. They had leverage.

    WNBA players do not possess this leverage.

    It’s sports entertainment. It’s not an office job or a field where equity has relevance. Even within the NBA itself, there are wage inequities.

    Entertainment will NEVER be equal. Music, movies and sports. It’s an unfair comparison, when looking for gender equality when the public has the vote. What do they want to see, what are they willing to pay.

    Why should a female actress be paid the same as George Clooney, when I didn’t go to see the movie because of her. She shouldn’t. The person that puts my butt in the seat and buys the popcorn gets to decide who gets paid.

  • Alan Robinson
    Alan Robinson

    That is ridiculous.

  • Wal -Mart is Hiring

Want more conversations like this?

Join the Quartz community for all the intelligence, without the noise.

App Store BadgeGoogle Play Badge
Leaderboard Screenshot

A community of leaders, subject matter experts, and curious minds bringing nuance back to how we talk about the news.

Editors' Picks Screenshot

No content overload: our editors will curate the most notable and discussion-worthy pieces for you every day.

Share Screenshot

Don’t just read the story, tell it: contribute your ideas and experience to the dialogue.