Inequalities Between Men
and Women in Basketball
Nicholas Todd Tinsley
AP English Language and Composition
Mr. Paul W. Han...
Essential Question
• Of all the stats in basketball, gross earnings is one stat that
professional basketball players do no...
NBA and WNBA
• The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is a professional
basketball league for male athletes
• Goal t...
Logos
Amateur and Professional
• Amateurs play for the enjoyment of the game because they cannot
receive any kind of monetary pr...
Equal or Unequal?
• Are women’s sports treated less equal than male’s sports?
• Would you rather watch a NBA game or a WNB...
Statistics- WNBA Team
• The number one team in the Western Conference of the Women’s
National Basketball Association is th...
Statistics- NBA Team
• The leader of the Western Conference in the National Basketball
Association is the San Antonio Spur...
Statistics- WNBA Player
• Candace Parker plays for the Los Angeles Sparks and has won MVP
(Most Valuable Player) twice in ...
Statistics- NBA Player
• LeBron James of the Miami Heat has been named the Most
Valuable Player in the NBA four times in h...
Pay Discrepancy
• $105,000 and $72,000
• Bonuses for winning the WNBA Championship, MVP, Rookie of the
Year, or making the...
Awards
NBA
• MVP
• Defensive Player of the Year
• Rookie of the Year
• Most Improved Player
• Sportsmanship Award
• Sixth ...
“Women’s” National Basketball Association
• Why is there the specificity between the National Basketball
Association and t...
Accomplishments
• Both leagues accomplish the same things
• The goals of the players and teams is to win games no matter
w...
How to Bring About Equality
• One league with sexes still separated
• CO-ED
• Doubleheaders
5 Points to Take Away
• Women are not paid as much as men
• It is the “Women’s” National Basketball Association
• Statisti...
Works Cited- Images
• "The story of the NBA logo." N.p., 2014. Web. 27 May 2014.
• Heller, Steven. "WNBA’s Slam Dunk Logo....
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Inequalities between men and women in basketball- Nick Tinsley

  1. 1. Inequalities Between Men and Women in Basketball Nicholas Todd Tinsley AP English Language and Composition Mr. Paul W. Hankins
  2. 2. Essential Question • Of all the stats in basketball, gross earnings is one stat that professional basketball players do not have in common, why is that?
  3. 3. NBA and WNBA • The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league for male athletes • Goal to win a championship • The WNBA, or Women’s National Basketball Association, is professional basketball league for female athletes • Goal to win a championship • Entertainment
  4. 4. Logos
  5. 5. Amateur and Professional • Amateurs play for the enjoyment of the game because they cannot receive any kind of monetary prize • If amateurs accept any kind of prize or payment they become ineligible, and the players are no longer considered amateurs • This level of play is usually from the time one begins playing until after college if they make it that far • Professionals still play basketball for the enjoyment of the game, but they also receive a gain as far as money, endorsements, and/or attributes • Professionals cannot become ineligible by receiving a monetary prize • This presentation is going to discuss professionals in the NBA and WNBA up to this date
  6. 6. Equal or Unequal? • Are women’s sports treated less equal than male’s sports? • Would you rather watch a NBA game or a WNBA game? • Both male and female professional basketball players accomplish the same things • They can both shoot • They can both dribble • They can both pass
  7. 7. Statistics- WNBA Team • The number one team in the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association is the Minnesota Lynx • The Lynx are number one in their conference in two statistics and third in two other statistics • They average 83 points per game (first), 37 rebounds per game (third), 21 assists per game (first), and 74 points allowed per game (third)
  8. 8. Statistics- NBA Team • The leader of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association is the San Antonio Spurs • Their record might be the best, but their statistics are not • The Spurs are only first in one statistic, sixth in two others, and twelfth in another • They average 105 points per game (sixth), 43 rebounds per game (twelfth), 25 assists per game (first), and 98 points allowed per game (sixth)
  9. 9. Statistics- WNBA Player • Candace Parker plays for the Los Angeles Sparks and has won MVP (Most Valuable Player) twice in her WNBA career • She averaged 2 blocks per game, 18 points per game, 9 rebounds per game (she recorded eight double-doubles), and 4 assists per game • Candace Parker led her team in scoring, rebounding, and blocks
  10. 10. Statistics- NBA Player • LeBron James of the Miami Heat has been named the Most Valuable Player in the NBA four times in his career • He is the youngest player to receive the award four times at twenty-eight years old, and is among five total players to win the award four times • LeBron James averaged 27 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 7 assists per game
  11. 11. Pay Discrepancy • $105,000 and $72,000 • Bonuses for winning the WNBA Championship, MVP, Rookie of the Year, or making the All-Star Team • Work two jobs- “professional” • LeBron James has a contract that guarantees him $67,000,000 • That does not include endorsements which he makes around $40,000,000 each year
  12. 12. Awards NBA • MVP • Defensive Player of the Year • Rookie of the Year • Most Improved Player • Sportsmanship Award • Sixth Man of the Year • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award WNBA • MVP • Defensive Player of the Year • Rookie of the Year • Most Improved Player • Sportsmanship Award • Sixth Woman of the Year
  13. 13. “Women’s” National Basketball Association • Why is there the specificity between the National Basketball Association and the “Women’s” National Basketball Association?
  14. 14. Accomplishments • Both leagues accomplish the same things • The goals of the players and teams is to win games no matter what it takes • Fixed entertainment for the public • Behind the scenes stuff?
  15. 15. How to Bring About Equality • One league with sexes still separated • CO-ED • Doubleheaders
  16. 16. 5 Points to Take Away • Women are not paid as much as men • It is the “Women’s” National Basketball Association • Statistics are similar • Awards are similar • Accomplishments are similar
  17. 17. Works Cited- Images • "The story of the NBA logo." N.p., 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • Heller, Steven. "WNBA’s Slam Dunk Logo." PRINT, 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • "Current Roster Update." NLSC, 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • "NBA Team Logos." Free Vector, n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. • "Minnesota Lynx Credit Card ." Credit Card Chaser, 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • “San Antonio Spurs." N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. • Bergquist, Kathie. "Candace Parker Center Photo." Ms. Fit Magazine, 1 Jan. 2013. Web. 27 May 2014. • Gasmer, Ross. "NBA News." Medium Large, 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • "Maya Moore." Hoopfeed, 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 27 May 2014. • Domingo, Odeen . "Brittney Griner." N.p., 7 May 2013. Web. 27 May 2014. • Huffman, Justin. "Kevin Durant." N.p., 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • "John Wall." N.p., 28 Apr. 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • "Quantitative equality is not possible." N.p., 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. • “NBA Trophy.” N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. • “Candace Parker Crowned MVP.” N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014.
  18. 18. Link to Presentation

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