Diana Taurasi on Idea of Lowering Rims in Women’s Basketball: “Might as well put us in skirts"


In a recent interview with For The Win, Chicago Sky Star Elena Delle Donne discussed whether she thought lowering the rims in Women’s Basketball would benefit the game:

"“I think it would bring a whole different aspect to the game and bring viewership as well as show the athleticism of our women … We do every single thing on that court that the men do, other than the dunking. And obviously, there is a handful of athletes who can dunk. But when you look at other sports like volleyball, their net’s lower. Golf, their tees are closer. It goes on and on. Tennis, they play [fewer] sets. Why not lower our rim and let every single player in the league play above the rim like the NBA can?”"

You know who’s NOT a fan of this? One of the best female basketball players in the world: Diana Taurasi.

In a similar interview with ESPNW, Taurasi made her unfiltered feelings about the this proposition loud and clear.

"“Might as well put us in skirts and back in the kitchen,”"


In a separate For The Win story published today, it doesn’t appear Delle Donne plans on backing down from her opinions despite Taurasi’s strong words

"“I respect Diana so much, I think what she’s done for our game is phenomenal. But I definitely disagree with what she said. The biggest issue I have with what she said is how degrading that is to women athletes in general because when you look at sports — men’s and women’s sports — volleyball, the nets are lower; golf, women’s tees are closer. And if you want to talk about Serena Williams, she plays less sets than the men so are you going to tell her to put a skirt on and go back to the kitchen?”"

Delle Donne spittin that Supa Hot Fire!

My take on all of this?

Squbbles like this are exactly why MTV needs to bring back Celebrity Deathmatch.