Brittney Griner Says Baylor Wasn't A Good Place To Be Gay

Brittney Griner came out early in high school, but while being recruited, was concerned that her sexuality would be an issue at Baylor, a Baptist school. "Big Girl, I don't care what you are," Griner said her future coach Kim Mulkey told her. "You can be black, white, blue, purple, whatever. As long as you come here and… » 4/15/14 3:38pm 4/15/14 3:38pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Brittney Griner Throws Down Two Dunks In Her WNBA Debut

Former Baylor superstar and all-around badass Brittney Griner made her WNBA debut for the Phoenix Mercury last night, and she made quite the impression. Griner, who became known for her ability to dunk while at Baylor, threw down two dunks in her first game as a pro and became the first WNBA player in history to dunk… » 5/28/13 12:36pm 5/28/13 12:36pm

Skylar Diggins Got A Mercedes From Jay-Z's Sports Agency

Last month, former Notre Dame and soon-to-be WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins became the third athlete to sign with Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z's latest vanity project/sports agency. Yesterday, the people at Roc Nation celebrated Diggins's graduation from Notre Dame by doing exactly what you'd expect an agency that boasts… » 5/20/13 12:40pm 5/20/13 12:40pm

Brittney Griner First Came Out To Her Mother In The Ninth Grade

It's been a few weeks since Brittney Griner casually came out by announcing she was already out. Today, in a first-person essay for The New York Times, she provides the backstory, which begins with a conversation she had with her mother when Griner was in the ninth grade: » 5/06/13 2:14pm 5/06/13 2:14pm

Brittney Griner Signs With A Chinese Team Because It Pays A Lot More

Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, has signed with Chinese team Zhejiang, for whom she'll play during the WNBA offseason. This happened days ago and Chinese media is all over it, yet there's not been a single major American outlet reporting it. Why? The fact that her Chinese team will pay her multiple… » 5/03/13 1:59pm 5/03/13 1:59pm

Chamique Holdsclaw Indicted Following Shooting Incident With…

Back in November, former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw was involved in an incident with ex-girlfriend and former teammate Jennifer Lacy. Holdsclaw allegedly smashed the window of Lacy's car with a baseball bat, then proceeded to stick a gun in the window and fire a shot through the car while Lacy was still in it. » 2/27/13 4:55pm 2/27/13 4:55pm

WCBA Finals Game Ends With Referees Being Beaten By Fans

Game 1 of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association championship was yesterday, an event not worth taking note of but for the fact that a bunch of angry fans stormed the court and tried to beat the shit out of the referees at the end of the game. At the 35-second mark of the video above, you can see an angry mob of… » 1/30/13 11:30am 1/30/13 11:30am

Police Are Looking For Chamique Holdsclaw, Who Allegedly Smashed Her…

Atlanta police are seeking the arrest of six-time WNBA all-star and two-time Naismith Award-winner Chamique Holdsclaw, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Holdsclaw allegedly used a baseball bat to smash the windows of a Range Rover belonging to an ex-girlfriend (Jennifer Lacy, of the Tulsa Shock, pictured at… » 11/15/12 5:08pm 11/15/12 5:08pm

WNBA Championship Parade Almost Happens

We hoped to recapture the magic of the single greatest headline/photo combination in Deadspin history, but the weather did not cooperate. Literally scores of fans were set to line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to fête their triumphant Fever, who prevailed in the best-of-5 WNBA finals this weekend, or maybe even… » 10/23/12 6:30pm 10/23/12 6:30pm