League of Her Own
Janice Thomas helped pioneer the women’s game.
Photo by Steve Brahms
Originally published in SLAM 120
Janice Thomas looks right at home on the New York City blacktops that she used to dominate. A member of the short-lived WBL, the first women’s professional league to surface in the U.S. from ’78-81, the NYC native would have been a household name in the WBNA had her career not come two decades too early.—Adam Fleischer