The Bikini Basketball League was bound to happen in America. Yes, once the Lingerie Football League found an eager audience to support their endeavors, the natural progression was to create a league combining basketball, bikinis and the glorious bodies of women.
Right now, information regarding the league specifics is sparse but there will be seven teams – Chicago Desire, Orlando LadyCats, Miami Spice, Los Angeles Ice, New York Knockouts, Hollywood Hotties and Atlanta Fleet Angels – and promotional shots, via the Twitter handle, are promising. Reportedly, tryouts are underway and summer ’13 is the target date for play to begin.
But, don’t mistake the league for powder puff play. Just like the hard knocks seen in the LFL, they take their competition – and the uniforms – serious. “This is a competitive basketball league, so we are definitely looking for girls that can really play,” Miami Spice representatives told the Miami New Times. “It is also a bikini league in which the girls will be playing basketball in bikinis, so looking good in a bikini is a must.”
See, Commissioner Stern, those are the kind of standards we as fans have to stand up and applaud. The Bikini League and its owners understand and take into consideration what fans want to see in a good game of basketball.