Deadspin- FIBA is considering some changes to international women’s basketball, including lowering the rim to bring dunking to the game—finally—as well as new, monocle-fogging uniforms that’ll make the sport “more attractive for spectators and media.” We’ve come a long way, baby. FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann used the end of the women’s world championships to create a little bit of buzz for the sport. Here’s what he said about the prospect of new uniforms:
“We’re not talking about going to beach volleyball,” Baumann said. “We’re talking about keeping it comfortable, but making it more feminine. They are great athletes, but also beautiful athletes and there’s no reason not to show it.”
Aaaannnnddd…. that’s still gonna be a big pass for me. Sorry, but a little unitard and dunking action is not going to make me pay any attention to women’s basketball. Men’s basketball just completely destroys it on every level in terms of entertainment. They either need to go beach volleyball, recruit hotter athletes, or make a mandatory scissoring half time show in order for me to watch. I love how they say that these athletes are “beautiful” to top it off. Yeah I love 6-feet tall 200 pound dykes with kankles wearing singlets and dunking on each other. Not. Either change the rules to make it more interesting (for example they could play with a penis shaped ball that bounces unexpectedly, or two balls with nipples that look like boobs, you’re welcome for the ideas) or make everyone wear thongs and shit or else I will continue to be out. Nice try though.