Gilbert Arenas Posted A Horribly Misogynistic Instagram Video About The WNBA

12.16.15 2 years ago 41 Comments

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We know the vast majority of NBA fans don’t care at all about the WNBA. They’re incredibly ignorant, but there’s no accounting for taste. Plus, all those fans who deem the women’s league below their basketball purview should probably stop watching quite so much sluggish NCAA basketball, which is still lightyears behind the beautiful ball movement displayed in the women’s game at the professional level. Plus, we know they’d get their butts whooped by even the last woman called from a WNBA bench.

But not watching the WNBA is still preferable over those men stuck in an anachronistic era when women were only vessels for men’s enjoyment, rather than people. One such atavistic slug is former NBA player, Gilbert Arenas.

Gil posted perhaps the most overt act of misogyny we’ve seen in the new millennium while taking a swipe at the WNBA (here’s a screen capture in case he smartly decides to delete it). We’re just going to link to the post because it features a pair of bikini-clad women playing basketball together with this vapid caption that reads like an early Mad Men manifesto:

NOW this is what america was hoping for when they announced the #WNBA back in 1996… not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from #orangeisthenewblack…dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around hahahahahaha if #skylardiggins came out like this,I dont care if she missed every layup..imma buy season tickets and I dont even know where the fuck #tulsa is hahahaha #2016newwnbaoutfitPLS and if u think this is sexist,9 times out of 10 u the ugly one and we didnt pay to come see u play anyway #donkeykong …smdh #thiswillbeawesome #soldouteverywhere

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