LA Clippers Dance Squad Is Either Perfectly or Puzzlingly Timed

The past few years have seen an increase in attention paid to the only women who are a visible part of men’s professional sports: cheerleaders and dancers. But this visibility is less for the work that they do as much as for how little they’re compensated for that work; being a cheerleader for an NFL team or a dancer…

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I Went Undercover to Find Out What It Takes to Be an Underpaid NBA Cheerleader

A Clippers Spirit cheerleader named Candace taught us our first dance routine. On all fours, we whipped our hair around. This was my favorite part. Not thinking about everything I was doing wrong, I whipped my head so vigorously that one of my extensions came loose, and I skipped toward the back of the room to fix it.…