Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 3:34 pm  |  17 responses

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

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  • tavoris

    can we get a little more background, Adam?

  • foodzor

    what a fatty.

  • Rusty

    great input foodzor.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    And then what…

  • Royal

    Although she looks like a female version of Biz Markie,I respect her contributions

  • mike

    let’s hear it for the WBNA!

  • tavoris

    I’d hit

  • http:///realcavsfans.com Anton

    Hope she’s also in a buffet of her own

  • ENDS

    Slam ur Slacking! Why is there no story about DeShawn Stevenson’s new Abe Linclon and Crackhead Tattoo

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Janice was a great player, and the article in issue 120 was a classic.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Question…when does her head stop and her neck begin?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    ^ Question, you probably know women who’ve aged and gotten plump also Wayno, bet they weren’t breakthrough ballers though, right? Let people live. Her accomplishments > your shallow image joke and 2 empty posts.

  • tavoris

    ^^^Just because your her gradchild dosen’t mean you have to lash out at my homeboy Wayno!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Aw c’mon Bling, I’m just playin…also, the first comment was about the insane lack of detail that this article has. Don’t be so uptight!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    lol @ tavoris

  • tavoris

    wayno…just noticed that comment…wasn’t me. the first one was tho

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    So that means Wayno has secret homeboy admirers.
    SLAM 120 wasn’t that long ago. You guys don’t get a subscription coming to the house or something?