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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Two WNBA Stars’ Plan to Change Women’s Basketball

  • Unrivaled, the new league founded by Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier, will use a modified court and new ways of compensating athletes.
  • Each player will make at least six figures and hold equity in the league.
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Unrivaled, the women’s basketball league founded by Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier, will use a modified court, different formats, and new ways of compensating and accommodating athletes. With each player making at least six figures and holding equity in the league, Unrivaled will boast the highest average salary of any women’s sports league. President Alex Bazzell joins the show to explain the league’s approach, its player-focused facilities, and how it will interact with the WNBA.

Plus, Red Bull is buying a minority stake in Leeds United, Formula 1 could triple its entry fee, and the Professional Women’s Hockey League wrapped up its historic first season.

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