Kobe by name...who knows tho he'd be high on the list...Remember his Dad did coach the Sparks not once but twice and he does have a close friendship with Banham so this is not crazy talk at all.
but where this prediction makes sense is in that NBA players and male ballers across the board not only have embraced WBB they are quickly becoming ardent supporters and defenders.
Compare/contrast to even 10 years ago where you still had WBB takes away from the men bs...now I see Men's players attending games, getting very involved with the games even going to WBB games just to see some ball (Lib games on Friday nights feel like an HS football game. A lot of HS and college ballers of both genders and all skill levels attending with their coaches and really getting loud (but knowledgable) it's been a breath of fresh air...something I urged Bernert to market more heavily it has that air of Friday Night Lights)
And this is not just...ok I got a good field to catch myself a girlfriend who understands the grind of ball tho that happens and One of the biggest turnarounds of a WBB player ive seen in college DID involve dating the captain of the men's team. It's the respect, it's seeing them in the same weight rooms and practice gyms...working the same long schedules etc.
So yes a NBA star who has made the dough...I could see it...very much so at least as an investor if not as a principal owner.
Certainly and we've seen this in the past with varying results from Great (Laimbeer, M. Cooper) to So So (Winters, Kobe's Dad) to disasters (Michael Adams, Dee Brown) I do think when this generation of NBA stars retires you will see more on the sidelines and in Front Office jobs...and I do think team ownership by former NBA players will happen...just cant put a name on it just yet...its a good prediction as I do think as this new generation of player develops, that the Basketball Community will grow WBB...but we're not there yet although much closer than ever before.
"Leave it to the NCAA women's basketball committee to turn a glass slipper into glass ceiling" Graham Hays