Phoenix Mercury Challenge Men to Give The WNBA a Shot

by March 01, 2013

The Mercury are giving men in Phoenix a chance to see a Mercury game free of charge as well as holding tryouts for the team’s all-male practice squad—if you’re up to the challenge. From “‘Basically, it boils down to people sitting on their couches at home that for some reason think they can play with WNBA players,’ said Phoenix Mercury Head Coach and General Manager Gaines. ‘That leads to a feeling that the competition is inferior. People play basketball and baseball all the time and think they could go out and play pretty well; but when they see them up close it’s a whole different story. I mean, people don’t look at football players or track & field stars and think they can do what they do. So I think it has a lot to do with society and how they view the WNBA. I’ve had a lot of people come up to me, especially when we were in the Finals, and tell me they had no idea the players were this good.'”