Frequent question: Who invented the game of women’s basketball?

Who invented the game of basketball?

How is WNBA funded?

So, the WNBA does not make money. It has turned an average $10 million net loss (revenue costs) per year, since its inception in 1996. One of the main reasons that the WNBA remains in existence is that it is subsidized by the NBA, which are able to sustain this $10 MILLION LOSS every year.

Who was the first woman to play in the WNBA?

Since that day in 1996 there have been many firsts for the WNBA: Val Ackerman — the first president of the WNBA; Sheryl Swoopes — the first player signed to the WNBA; Cynthia Cooper — the league’s first Most Valuable Player; the Houston Comets — the first WNBA Champions; Lisa Leslie — the first WNBA player to capture …

Who invented the 3 point line?

Some credit Eddie Rios Mellado – a native of Puerto Rico who created a three-point line for a children’s league and later implemented it into a 1962 tournament. However, when the ABA introduced the line, it did not cite Mellado’s line as a source of inspiration or credit him as the official inventor.

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