“If women win, men win. And if we all win, it’s just a better place,” Sabally said in the video.
WNBA greats also took to Twitter to share the impact of Title IX and to drive home the need for more representation, equal pay and job opportunities for women at both the collegiate and pro levels.
Basketball hall of famer Nancy Lieberman was the first pick in the Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) by the Dallas Diamonds, helping the team reach the 1981 WBL finals, and eventually helping the team win a championship in 1984 when the Women’s American Basketball Association was created. In the WNBA’s inaugural year in 1997, Lieberman played for the Phoenix Mercury.
On Twitter, Lieberman shared her a small portion of her interview with Sports EQuaLity in honor of Title IX. She shared how the push for women’s sports is growing, quoting from the movie ‘Field of Dreams’ — “If you build it, they will come.”
Rebecca Lobo and Sheryl Swoopes participated in a conversation with SiriusXM NBA Radio recalling the say ‘women’s basketball changed forever’.
Dawn Staley, former WNBA player, Olympian and current head coach for South Carolina Gamecocks, and former WNBA player, Olympian Lisa Leslie sat down together to have a conversation on Title IX with CBS Sports. Staley spoke on her fight for equal pay.
Despite the strides of Title IX and the dreams that have come to fruition, there’s still a need to move the needle forward in women’s sports.