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Video: WNBA Legend Rebecca Lobo Particulars Sexist Remark from Ref Whereas Teaching Son

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV May 17, 2024 Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images WNBA legend Rebecca Lobo detailed an exchange in which a referee made a sexist remark while she was coaching her son’s AAU team. Lobo said she voiced her opinion, “probably too loudly” in her words, when she thought the refs

Video: WNBA Legend Rebecca Lobo Particulars Sexist Remark from Ref Whereas Teaching Son

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVCould 17, 2024

UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 10: Rebecca Lobo looks on while attending a WNBA preseason game between the New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun on May 10, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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WNBA legend Rebecca Lobo detailed an alternate wherein a referee made a sexist comment whereas she was teaching her son’s AAU crew.

Lobo mentioned she voiced her opinion, “in all probability too loudly” in her phrases, when she thought the refs missed a foul name. After she was assessed a technical, one of many officers approached her to say her participant had slipped, to which she once more disagreed in what she described as a comparatively calm tone.

Per Lobo, the referee responded by telling her: “It is a grown man’s sport. This isn’t a girls’s sport.”

Rebecca Lobo @RebeccaLobo

Been teaching my son’s basketball groups for the previous six years. One thing new occurred at this time. It wasn’t superior. pic.twitter.com/buL6rJNKT9

The audacity of claiming this to Rebecca Lobo of all folks is one factor. The 50-year-old was a nationwide champion at UConn, a member of the US’ gold-medal squad within the 1996 Summer season Olympics, and enshrined within the Basketball Corridor of Fame in 2017. Lobo has additionally labored for ESPN since 2004.

There’s additionally the sexist worldview the referee’s comment represented. Girls have been taking part in basketball in some kind since the 1890s. The WNBA launched in 1997. Girls’s basketball first grew to become an Olympic sport in 1976. The inception of the AIAW, a precursor to the NCAA working girls’s faculty sports activities, predated that by just a few years.

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Basketball has actually been a “girls’s sport” for a number of generations, and primarily based on the viewership trends, it’ll more and more develop into a “girls’s sport.”

Lobo’s story is nonetheless an instance of the battle girls round basketball at any stage proceed to face.

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