The lightning rod issue in the WNBA — not unlike other women’s teams — is pay and it will be a key factor in negotiations for the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
The rookie minimum is $41,965 in base salary, a number Taurasi said is less than what a janitor at the arena would make. It’s unfair, she said, given that players such as the Mercury’s Brittney Griner are asked to “carry the league” when they come in.
As with many WNBA stars, Taurasi plays overseas in the league’s offseason to offset her $117,500 base max salary and makes around $1.5 million from her Russian team.
You know what, it’s really not that hard to figure out why you don’t make much money playing in the WNBA:
YOU AREN’T SELLING A PRODUCT THAT VERY MANY PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR !!!