Dwyane Wade and Anthony Davis are the latest NBA stars to voice support for the WNBA. Wade and Davis, who returned to Chicago this weekend for their respective youth basketball camps, sat courtside at Wintrust Arena for the Sky’s game against the Fever Sunday.
“I love watching basketball, my family is a basketball family and I thought it would be a cool thing for the kids to come in and watch the game of basketball as well from a different perspective,” Davis said Friday. “I’m not even sure most of these kids have ever seen a WNBA game before.”
“A lot of NBA players are supportive of WNBA players,” Wade said. “We love basketball. It’s some great basketball that’s played in the WNBA, just as well as the NBA and just as well overseas. I always say some of the game’s best players are WNBA players.”
Do you think one day we’re going to see a female coach or a GM? DeMarre Carroll: For sure. A female coach or a GM for sure. Soon. And as you should. You see a lot of male coaches go coach in the WNBA, so why can’t a female coach in the NBA? We’ll see. Our league is evolving. We’re becoming a global league and I think it’ll happen sooner than later.
Two days later, Thomas led a practice squad that worked out against the WNBA defending champions on Thursday afternoon at Seattle Pacific University’s Royal Brougham Pavilion. “I’m just here to get some run in,” said the eight-year veteran who appeared in just 12 games last season after undergoing hip surgery in March 2018. “I’ve been out for a little bit so any chance I can get to get some basketball in – 5 on 5 – with good players I try to do around the city like I’ve always done.”