more “I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself to my mental state,” Wiggins said. “There was a lot of jealousy and competition, and we’re all fighting for crumbs,” Wiggins said.
“The way I looked, the way I played — those things contributed to the tension.
I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. There was a whole different set of rules [the other players] could apply." "People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time.
I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season.
I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season. The message was: ‘We want you to know we don’t like you.’ ” There is no published data on the percentage of WNBA players who are gay.WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes became the most recognizable athlete in a team sport to come out, when she revealed she was gay in 2005 in an interview with ESPN."The WNBA is honored to have such a loyal group of fans," WNBA President Lisa Borders told "Our fans are proud of their teams, favorite players and themselves, and with Aquafina as the presenting partner of WNBA Pride, we have the opportunity to celebrate the league's diverse community and promote inclusion and respect during our landmark 20th season." Several WNBA players have since spoken in opposition to Wiggins' comments.Wiggins stopped playing in the WNBA after her 2015 season with the New York Liberty. If Wiggins' estimate is correct, that would mean there are only two straight women in the league.I wonder what it would be like.' But I think we're setting a great example." Wiggins averaged 8.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game during her career.Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA. For the first time in an extensive interview, Wiggins described what she said was a “very, very harmful” culture in the WNBA — one in which she contends she was bullied throughout her eight-year career."It's good to open up the conversation, to get people more comfortable with things that maybe before they didn't identify with.I was just talking about it to one of my teammates, 'What if the NBA got into having a Pride Night?The top WNBA salary is set at 9,000, while average salaries come in at ,000.In 2014, the WNBA became the first professional sports league in the United States to recruit LGBTQ fans by selling rainbow basketball pride T-shirts, launching a dedicated marketing platform, and sponsoring pride games around the country.