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WNBA standing the test of time

Originally Published: June 3, 2011
By Michelle Smith

Fifteen years ago, the people who planted the seeds that would become the WNBA knew history was not on their side.

Sixteen women's professional leagues had been tried and 16 had failed. In fact, at the same time that the WNBA was ramping up, a direct competitor, called the American Basketball League, was also preparing to debut.

The ABL would last 2½ years. But after a decade and a half, the WNBA still stands. And it stands tall, as it tips off its 15th season tonight ...

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