Technically, the 2012 Olympics in London got started earlier this week when the soccer tournaments began. However, the official start is tonight as it’s the day of Opening Ceremonies. Basketball is one of the major sports talked about most during the summer Olympics. However, is that talk fairly distributed?
Sure, we all hear about the US Men’s team, and rightfully so. That is a group with names like Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams, and so many more. This is a group expected to win Gold. They should.
With that said, there is another US basketball squad that has been even more dominant than their male counterparts. The US Women’s basketball team.
You don’t hear much about the women’s squad. Why? They may be the most dominant US team in any sport. They have been for years. So why isn’t everyone talking about them? As star Diana Taurasi says, where is the respect?
Ok, so the WNBA does not get the coverage and respect it deserves in the United States. I get that. It’s unfortunate, but I get it. This is the Olympics. This is the sporting event that so many watch, not just in the US, but around the world. And one of the most dominant teams in history isn’t even talked about?