Thursday, January 04, 2007
A Blow to the League
Another franchise has folded. The Charlotte Sting have been abandoned by the struggling NBA franchise the Charlotte Bobcats. The WNBA kept the team alive after they were abandoned by their previous NBA owner the former Charlotte Hornets who are now the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The league has not followed this time and there will be a dispersal draft in the coming months. This is sad for the league and even the teams that benefit from the skills of Charlotte's players in the draft will feel the effects of another team folding. This will drive even more parity in the remaining teams, but reduce the opportunities available to professional women players in the near future.