The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game tipped-off with mass confusion and chaos, with both squads embracing their inner-Alica Silverstone. Clueless.
By Neil Harrington
Under the bright lights of the Target Center, Team Parker vs. Team Dell-Donne tipped-off as any ordinary basketball game would — with one exception. Both teams had no iota of which basket they were shooting at to begin the game.
I cannot make this up. Professional athletes who are paid millions of dollars went the wrong way to start a game — while showcasing the best of the best that their sport has to offer.
J.R. Smith says, “hold my beer, ladies.”
Ahhh the classic JR Smith. WNBA players picking up new moves in the off season. 😂 pic.twitter.com/OQKAalTqbL
— Joey Skulski (@OGSkulski) July 29, 2018
Naturally, social media was as savage as ever, with these world-class zingers.
Turned to the WNBA Allstar game and they didn’t even know which hoop to shoot on lol but y’all want $150 mill😂 pic.twitter.com/ebOvydioTf
— ☥🧘🏾♂️Ⓥ (@TcatdaGod) July 28, 2018
Dwight K. Schrute even chimed in on the action.
“What’s the argument here? NBA, WNBA. One is a sport, one is a joke. I like sports, and I like jokes, room for all.” pic.twitter.com/RRk7wXypj3
— Dave Carter (@k_to_the_tar) July 28, 2018
Speaking of J.R. Smith, perhaps he and the WNBA would be a great fit.
BREAKING NEWS: JR Smith has decided to join the WNBA
— Brandon WD Breaux (@BrandonBreaux67) July 29, 2018
It’s a shame that the WNBA is known as a joke, especially after this recent blunder. Or, the fact that a significant amount of the population had no idea the WNBA All-Star game was going on — until this moment went viral.
The quality of the WNBA sport is top-notch, assembling some of the best athletes on the planet; but this is not good for the game moving forward.
Lost in the shuffle was a high scoring, quality brand of basketball — at least for 39 of 40 minutes.
Now, the Dwight K. Schrutes of the world have all of the ammo they need to bash a quality sport that is still looking for respect.
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