With the conference finals set to tip off on Thursday, the WNBA launched a powerful commercial that addresses the league’s critics.
The 60-second spot acknowledges some of the perceptions surrounding the women’s game:
You think I can’t go as hard as you.
Can’t cross you up.
You think I can’t open doors.
Box her out.
Get her to school on time.
Show them I care.
D you up.
Be who I want.
Love who I want.
All while chasing my dream.
The commercial ends with a confident, “Watch me.”
To add to the dope narration, the commercial features clips of Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus and wife LaTaya Varner, L.A. Sparks forward Candace Parker and daughter Lailaa Williams, Houston Comets great Cynthia Cooper as well as Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner, Maya Moore and more.