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Sport Converse to pay salary of WNBA player who chooses to sit out season

02:51  01 july  2020
02:51  01 july  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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These players are not asking to be paid the same amount as NBA players , But they do wish to see a greater share of WNBA revenue. I am a professor of economics at Southern Utah University who has spent the last two decades researching sports and economics.

Report: Converse will cover Natasha Cloud's WNBA salary while she focuses on social reform. Cloud is one of a handful of WNBA players so far to opt out of the season for either social justice Players began getting their paychecks on time June 1; those who opt out will not be paid once July

Washington Mystics star Natasha Cloud has decided to skip the 2020 WNBA season. Converse has decided to pay her salary.

“There are a lot of factors that led to this decision, but the biggest one is that I am more than an athlete,” Cloud said in a statement, via NBC 4 in Washington. “I have a responsibility to myself, to my community and to my future children to fight for something that is much bigger than myself and the game of basketball. I will instead continue the fight for social reform, because until black lives matter, all lives can’t matter.”

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The average salary of a WNBA player for the 2012 season was ,000 while the league minimum rests just above ,000 for rookies. Meaning that ten years ago, your child’s teacher was probably bringing home a bigger check. However, just like the NBA, it does pay to be the best at what you do

The WNBA appears to be paying less than 25%, and this percentage is getting smaller and smaller. So how much of this was paid to the players ? Like revenue data, WNBA salary data is not entirely The current collective bargaining agreement between WNBA players and the league does not expire

The WNBA allows players to skip the season without penalty beyond forfeited pay. Cloud, who was due to earn $117,000 this season, does not qualify for payment if she chooses not to play, because she is not considered to be at risk of severe complications if she contracts COVID-19.

“Converse has immense respect for Natasha Cloud’s decision to forgo the WNBA season,” the company said in a statement. “These systemic racial justice issues are bigger than basketball. To be able to put her career and passion on hold in order to devote her energy, voice and platform to change demonstrates her integrity and strength. We are proud to have her on the Converse team, are humbled to match her forfeited players salary and look forward to working together with Natasha on these issues as well as supporting her vision in this space.”

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The WNBA ’s Players Association has voted to opt out of its current Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WNBA , it announced on Thursday. In 2015, the league’s all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi was paid her whole WNBA salary by her Russian club to sit the season out .

Any player who is injured, or one who is on the fringes of the national team player pool and is not called in for That is because FIFA pays out far more to participants in the men’s World Cup, a The sides, who last met face to face in March, agreed on Wednesday to sit down again — in mid-May.

The gesture raises the question of whether and to what extent companies will help pay the salaries of NFL players or other pro athletes who choose not to play this season or whether there will be a broader effort to raise money for players who choose not to play. Much of the outcome depends on the number of players who choose not to play.

Appearing on Tuesday’s #PFTPM, Rodney Harrison suggested that players who already have made plenty of money may be more inclined to skip the season. Many of those players are still earning significant salaries, making the decision to skip a year more costly. Also, players who are concerned about statistics and legacies may have a hard time pressing pause on their careers.

Regardless, Converse’s willingness to cover Natasha Cloud’s salary becomes another angle to the manner in which decisions will be made in other sports, including the NFL.

Converse to pay salary of WNBA player who chooses to sit out season originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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