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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    The WNBA has a very challenging mission trying to sell this to the public.



    No matter what the quality of basketball is.


    Somewhere deep down the league knows commercial success in womens athletics rests on good looking players. Clark obviously isnt a 10/10 stunner, but for a "face of the brand" she's a step in that direction.

    The problem is, the league can never explicitly emphasize that as its direction. They cant just sign the chicks people think are cute without prioritizing basketball talent. If they did, the league would factually, indisputably be more successful. But they cant.

    The WNBA (which is owned by the NBA) has made its bed as a politically 'progressive' institution. So they're gonna be stuck subsidizing an unprofitable league. The public does not respond to masculine chicks with prison tats when it comes to entertainment. It's a stone cold fact and it's not changing.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Quote Originally Posted by FultzNationRISE View Post
    The WNBA has a very challenging mission trying to sell this to the public.



    No matter what the quality of basketball is.


    Somewhere deep down the league knows commercial success in womens athletics rests on good looking players. Clark obviously isnt a 10/10 stunner, but for a "face of the brand" she's a step in that direction.

    The problem is, the league can never explicitly emphasize that as its direction. They cant just sign the chicks people think are cute without prioritizing basketball talent. If they did, the league would factually, indisputably be more successful. But they cant.

    The WNBA (which is owned by the NBA) has made its bed as a politically 'progressive' institution. So they're gonna be stuck subsidizing an unprofitable league. The public does not respond to masculine chicks with prison tats when it comes to entertainment. It's a stone cold fact and it's not changing.

    ... There's more than enough baddies in the WNBA..

    The problem is that I have yet to see a woman with an elite, sick "bag"... There's no kyrie's or hakeem's.

    The best players can mimic a few moves but they lack some of the best footwork, carrying and traveling that make the NBA a better viewing for most fans.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Quote Originally Posted by FultzNationRISE View Post
    Those chicks are like 6'5 and dont shoot threes. That may make them stars within the world of women's basketball, but it doesnt create a buzz outside of it.

    Clark is seen as a somewhat feminine, decent looking female who's hooping. That's why people watch. The WNBA and the politically correct crowd can deny it all they want, but a huge PART of the reason she gets eyeballs is she's a low key sex symbol. Not by comparison to typical hollywood starlets, but by comparison to the other female stars of professional basketball. She's cute and she shoots threes. That's a novelty in women's basketball. Most of the players are tall, dark, and stiff. Clark isnt. That's why the general public watches her. It's a fact, however uncomfortable.

    If she was black, the media and the public would not respond to her as a sex symbol. Hollywood, the corporate media, and the average viewer consistently tell black women in entertainment "thanks but no thanks."
    She's relateable.

    Cute-ish and with a personality white people appreciate.

    White people have preferences and culture, it's not exactly rocket science.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Isn’t Cameron brink playing aswel?
    If it’s about white and hot then why isn’t she getting all the attention?

    All I hear about now is some ghetto trash named A Ja online having a cry about racism..

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    People care about Caitlin Clark and Sabrina Ionescu because they shoot threes. It's the same reason JJ Redick and Jimmer Fredette were so popular in college.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Actually, I take it back. I may be overestimating the public.

    With enough promotion and cultural pressure, maybe eventually you will get a sizable portion of men to care about the WNBA.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    They should make the court smaller and lower the ring a bit.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    She will be fine. Everyone is gunning for her because of her rep and how much money she’s making. She can shoot and pass. She can play. She has also faced some quality team defenses for wnba standards one after the other. She’s also a rookie and it’s only been a few games. Umm relax

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Supposedly, OP hasn't watched an NBA game in years. Guess he's been busy with the WNBA.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    Yes for about 10 seconds, I over-ranked Giannis before I realized everything that I said in my previous post.

    Again, you only have the Curry thing, and that's the one kind of oversight which is understandable for someone that doesn't watch.. he's that unique

    And Curry is Caitlin's nba comp. So it makes sense that you'd underrate her after 10 seconds like you did him.

    As for her popularity - Again, just like Curry in the men's game, she shoots from range not seen before in the women's game. Not about race.
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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Quote Originally Posted by FultzNationRISE View Post
    Actually yeah, that probably is the reason everyone was so high on her.

    I'm sure she's a great women's player, but the public would not have cared or paid attention if she was black. There's endless amounts of data supporting that.
    What is this endless amount of data?

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayfan View Post
    And Curry is Caitlin's nba comp. So it makes sense that you'd underrate her after 10 seconds like you did him.

    As for her popularity - Again, just like Curry in the men's game, she shoots from range not seen before in the women's game. Not about race.
    Yea I was gonna say. 3ball used to shit on Curry but now he praises him. And that was around like 2015 2016 when he was breaking records lmao.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Never watched a WNBA or women’s college game, and never will.

    Unless they change uniforms to Volleyball style uniforms. And all the players are AT LEAST as pretty as Satou Sabally, Cameron Brink, Candace Parker, etc.

    Ideally, if they had ten Skylar Diggins out there, on a 72ft court, with 9ft rims, it might be watchable.

    As for Caitlin Clark, I couldn’t disagree more with Fultz, that b!tch is NOT a sex symbol lol, she looks like a 13-14yr old boy, who grew his hair long and blow dried it. She literally facially has a boy’s face. Body might be slightly better than we expected, but that 7th grade boy face is NEVER going to attract straight men to tune in.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    Quote Originally Posted by FultzNationRISE View Post
    The WNBA has a very challenging mission trying to sell this to the public.



    No matter what the quality of basketball is.


    Somewhere deep down the league knows commercial success in womens athletics rests on good looking players. Clark obviously isnt a 10/10 stunner, but for a "face of the brand" she's a step in that direction.

    The problem is, the league can never explicitly emphasize that as its direction. They cant just sign the chicks people think are cute without prioritizing basketball talent. If they did, the league would factually, indisputably be more successful. But they cant.

    The WNBA (which is owned by the NBA) has made its bed as a politically 'progressive' institution. So they're gonna be stuck subsidizing an unprofitable league. The public does not respond to masculine chicks with prison tats when it comes to entertainment. It's a stone cold fact and it's not changing.
    This is all on point, except for Clark’s in any way being a moderately attractive face of the league. Her facial form is too much like a middle school boy.

    And the bottom line, is … it’s a VASTLY INFERIOR PRODUCT. The only time people will come and watch an inferior product, is when their kids, relatives, classmates are participating in the competition. And even then, admission is less than $7 lol

    WNBA is very similar, qualitatively, to 6th or 7th grade boys (depending on which community since equatorial descendants mature sooner) basketball, but with way more cringe turnovers and missed shots, and less coordination.

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    Default Re: Wow Caitlan Clark stinks - why was everyone so high on her? because she's white?

    People were declaring Wemby a bust after one summer league game. Relax.

    And for 3ball, no matter how good she gets, there’s little chance that she will be threatening Jordan’s legacy.

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