It looks like Shaq has at least one current player in the WNBA that agrees with him.
On Tuesday night, Candace Parker dismissed former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s suggestion on how to bring the two leagues closer together.
“Ten years ago the WNBA game was here, the NBA game was here,” O’Neal said while using his hands to show how far apart the two leagues were. “Now it’s here. I have a way to make it equal.
“So, in beach volleyball, the women’s net is maybe a half-inch lower. Do you think if we just lowered the rim so y’all can dunk like we dunk that’ll give you more oomph than you already have?” O’Neal asked.
Parker said “no.”
O’Neal continued to explain: “Listen, y’all are doing the step backs, the pull backs. Y’all are doing everything we’re doing but I don’t see a lot of people going up with two hands…”
Parker made clear that dunking in the WNBA “is coming.”
WNBA player Courtney Williams was recently speaking at a WBB weekly Clubhouse meeting and agreed with Shaq about lowering the rims.
Williams appeared in 20 games for the Dream in 2020, averaging 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists over 30.8 minutes per contest.