Those words belong to Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks. Back in November the WNBA's Players Association voted to opt out of its current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the league, which expires at the end of the current basketball season in September. Ogwumike shared her case for the move in a column published in The Players' Tribune as the Players Association made its formal announcement on the CBA.

The NBA's 50th anniversary in 1996 doubled as the WNBA's birthday, and there's no argument over which league is more established or profitable, or whose players are entitled to more money. But this is less about dollars than percentages, equity, working conditions, and respect. WNBA players (many of whom are significantly taller than you, me, and everybody else) often find themselves stuck in economy middle seats on red-eye flights...

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