Purists believe in the game. They believe in “Hoosiers,” in team ball, in tenacious D, in taking the charge.
Owners believe in the bottom line. They believe in full arenas, high ratings, in jersey sales.
Somewhere in between is the reality of professional sports, the reality of the WNBA. The game of basketball is not only being played to win, it’s a product that’s being sold, and in a perfect world, both goals are equally honored.