Are women going to be playing on men’s basketball teams? Oh dear God, I hope not. Is that harsh?
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl told Dan Patrick he thinks that women are good enough to play on men’s teams. He did say that he doesn’t think we need to see it, though, because the women’s game is alive and well.
I agree with that. Sure, I think elite women are skilled enough, but should they play on the men’s teams, I don’t think so.
I watch basketball games for the speed, the physical strength and skill. I think that women, even if they have a specific skill like shooting or ball-handling, would unwittingly cause the men to ease up on their game. I want to see everyone play to their best ability.
If I’m watching men play, I want to watch men play and vice-versa.
Do you agree with Bruce Pearl? Is it enough to know women are capable of competing with men or should they be allowed on the teams?