Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks said after being stranded overnight at the DC Airport that it was the first time in her 11 year career that she had to stay the night in an airport. Ogwumike who is president of the WNBA union is pushing for charter flights for WNBA teams (CNN file photo)
On Headline Sports podcast with Michael Roberson:
#1 Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks and who just so happens to be the president of the WNBA players association got the experience of sleeping at the airport. The Sparks plan was stuck in Washington DC after the flight that was scheduled was canceled at 1 AM was rescheduled to 9AM. This is one example of what the WNBA players versus the NBA players what they have to go through.
#2 In retrospect what the WNBA players go through is almost like these players are like pioneers in the modern age of professional sports.
#3 What’s worse in spite of the desperate need for chartering teams the New York Liberty were fined $500,000 for taking chartered flights in the second half of last year.
#4 Also to add insult upon injury Liberty owner Joe Tsai actually found an easier way for WNBA teams to travel by charter and get compensated but the WNBA denied any idea like that existed.
#5 The Washington Mystic’s Natasha Cloud said that their still flying in comfort even with the mask mandate lifted on commercial flights while being surrounded by people not wearing masks.
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