Temporarily while repairs are going on at Talking Stick Resort Arena.I heard on the radio they’re moving to the Madhouse. That’s a bad look for a professional team. Place old and ratty looking.
I missed that! I saw five were ejected. The ladies getting frisky!A major brawl in Saturday's loss to Dallas, when the Mercury come to the defense of Brittney, who has been getting mauled game after game lately.
"I'm not doing it for the money because we don't make enough and they want to fine me for every little thing," Griner said. "I'm getting techs for protecting myself in games and flagrants because they always only see me. They never see anything beforehand. I'm basically not getting paid this summer already (due to fines)."
Although that's an exaggeration, Griner, WNBA scoring leader, six-time All-Star and league MVP contender, is making close to the league maximum $115,000 with the Mercury this season. She makes a seven-figure salary with her Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA's offseason.
Many play overseas during the WNBA off-season and get paid multi times moreIt's a shame. Just like the women's soccer team, which is by far a more watchable soccer team than the men. Sponsors in Phoenix need to get behind the Mercury and help make up salary with promotions. Lots of old time NFL guys have stories of making it back when salaries were low, with businesses giving them off season jobs, commercials, etc., so they could make a livable salary.
If Diana can get back into full game shape by the playoffs, it's a whole new ballgame.Looks like we are in the playoffs with tonight’s win