The WNBA survives ONLY because of the deep pockets of the NBA. If there is a lock-out, why would the NBA be allowed to continue to supoport the WNBA? Part of the money/ revenue the league is losing must be tied to what it is giving this faultering league.
Is it purely a matter of being a PR nightmare for the "men" (NBA) to demand/ force the "women" WNBA to shut down?
While I personally have nothing against the WNBA, I would much rather see & support the league spending the money towards expanding the NBADL into a true NBA minor league system (ie. baseball). This would help young drafted players who still need to develope to make the parent club, players who were not drafted at all, or even some vets who can still play but are no longer "league quality" a chance to play, teach & stay connected to the game. If I were the NBAPA, I would push for this!
Anyway, back to my question... Anyone?