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WNBA and NBA statement regarding Gilbert Arenas’s comments

Published on December 16, 2015

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Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas landed in headlines this week after posting sexist, misogynistic and factually inaccurate comments about WNBA players on his Instagram account. The following statement is from league spokesman Mike Bass on behalf of the WNBA and NBA:

“Gilbert Arenas’s comments are repugnant, utterly disrespectful and flat-out wrong.  WNBA players are strong, talented and determined individuals who give it their all on the court and serve as inspiring role models to millions around the world.  They should be celebrated for their accomplishments, not disparaged with ignorant insults.”

Some WNBA players also responded to Arenas’s idiotic words:

I'll just leave this here… We've got too many impressionable young girls ready to run the world, to let ANY MAN or woman plant seeds of doubt! #burnbright my loves? ??????????? #positivevibes #whattrulymatters #hoopdreams #striveforgreatness #motivateeducateelevate

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This post is part of the following threads: 2015 WNBA Season, 2016 WNBA Season – ongoing stories on this site. View the thread timelines for more context on this post.


 

Readers Comments (1)

  1. #1 NBA Fan says:

    I would have liked to see a stronger statement by the NBA

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