The WNBA took a much-needed step toward legitimacy yesterday when the Phoenix Lifelocks announced their two-game suspension of Diana Taurasi for her arrest for DUI on July 2nd. There’s nothing like an athlete heralded for their decision-making on the floor to commit a totally heinous act off it. Aw, I’m just kidding. DUIs kick ass.
In a release Thursday, the team said Taurasi was suspended “for conduct detrimental to the team.” Taurasi will miss Saturday’s game against Detroit and Wednesday’s game against Minnesota. via
How is it “detrimental” unless she’s driving the team bus? Is she going to kill someone on the road, only to have that person exclaim to throngs of media, “Well, that’s it! I’m never watching women’s basketball again!” This has totally shaken my worldview of the WNBA. It’s only a matter of time before the hordes of WNBA groupies are trying to get pregnant and sue the players for their $45,000 salaries.