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Nick Young’s random tweet about the WNBA is nothing new

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Swaggy P ‘s sexist tweet travels further than jumper.

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The Golden State Warriors signed Nick Young to provide extra scoring off the bench. For most of the season, he’s been inconsistent.

However, his shots on Twitter have been money. This “shot” from out of bounds was a “heat check” that many a “dude bros” who go out of their way to diss women in sports would be proud of.

The 2018 WNBA regular season will tip off on May 18th, looking to build off of the momentum of last season. The league increased its visibility through partnerships with FanDuel and streamed games on Twitter. Certain teams appeared in NBA Live 18. The 2017 WNBA Finals produced the league’s highest rating since 2003.

The league has also partnered with Sylvain Labs to develop a long term growth strategy. I’m pretty sure the growth strategy has nothing to do with IG models who Swaggy can see any time he wants.

Young’s random unsolicited and borderline incoherent suggestion is nothing new — to his credit, his version of the suggestion wasn’t as crass as some others. Yet as Tamryn Spruill wrote in her article about the situation at SB Nation’s women’s basketball site Swish Appeal, “What are you teaching your daughter about her place in the world with your disgusting comments and treatment of women in general? More importantly, what are you teaching your son?”

At any rate, the suggestion of sexualizing the WNBA — when sex is everywhere in the first — place won't necessarily boost attendance or profits. Continuing to show off plays that highlight the actual basketball being played is all the league needs.