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Nike Basketball Ignores WNBA in Since-Deleted ‘Week Without Hoops’ Post

Jun 1, 2024

After the Mavericks beat the Timberwolves in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night, the X account for Nike’s basketball division posted: “And that’s that… a week without hoops smh,” accompanied by the exasperated upside-down smiley face emoji.

The post was quickly deleted, but not before it caught backlash from women’s basketball fans and media members, who pointed out that the WNBA will still be playing during that time. The WNBA has 16 games scheduled before Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off, including Saturday’s Sky-Fever matchup on ESPN: The much-anticipated debut of Kamilla Cardoso and the first pro battle between Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese.

Source: Front Office Sports

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