Posted Up - Chelsea Gray on why basketball fans shouldn’t sleep on the WNBA

The Las Vegas Aces point guard joined the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast to discuss what makes the women’s game different - and maybe even more difficult - than the men’s game. Hear the full conversation on the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.

Video Transcript

CHRIS HAYNES: When you talk about the fundamentals of games, you mentioned that earlier. You were talking about, you know, no, we don't dunk. It's not alley-oops. There are some dunks, but you say it's not alley-oops and things like that. But if you're looking at footwork and the fundamentals of the game, you guys play it better than anybody. That's period. More than NBA players. What else do you think the WNBA has to offer that's being slept on?

CHELSEA GRAY: I think, mentally, like we think the game differently. Because we don't have the opportunity to like, hey, just throw up there and go get it, and just dunk the thing. And you see a lot of NBA players like there's-- no shade to those type of players. But they just go up, and they can get you a bucket. They can go get you [? old boards ?] because they're getting put backs and getting those types of things.

And sometimes-- I'm thinking as a point guard, and that's just what I do-- you have to think the game a lot more. Like, I love [? to the ?] pass. So being able to see a play ahead of time, before anybody else, like those little nuances are things that are around our league that we're able to do. And we're women. You know, women just get it done, at a high level. It doesn't matter if we need a loose ball, or being able to do a step through. But we've got to think the game. Our footwork is there because we've got to step through, rather than just raising over somebody and dunking. So it's just a little bit different there.