After Gilbert Arenas made sexist comments regarding fixing the WNBA, the league has issued a statement about the remarks.
Gilbert Arenas really inserted his foot into his mouth, when he decided to share a crude and chauvinistic view of the NBA. Arenas had posted on Instagram, an image of two women playing basketball in their underwear.
Arenas talked about how if the WNBA did that, he would gladly watch the sport. He was immediately ripped for his insensitive comments about women and rightfully so.
After such a disgusting thing to say about some of the greatest athletes on earth, the WNBA has released a statement about Arenas and his comments on their sport.
Comments like the ones that Arenas made, show just how far we still have to go as a society to prove that all genders are truly equal. Society has come a long way with rights, but comments like those of Arenas continue to enforce the negative and incredibly short-sighted stereotypes that are out there.
The WNBA is a phenomenal sport featuring the best athletes around the world, who represent their countries in the Olympics and represent their countries on the court with pride. The women of the WNBA continue to pave the way for future female athletes, so that the brand can become even bigger for all women.
Unfortunately, Arenas is too far insecure in his own reality that he doesn’t realize the tremendous influence that women athletes have on this world.