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One step forward, two steps back?

Updated: January 9, 2000, 5:54 PM ET
By Michelle Smith | Special to ESPN.com

One year ago on Dec. 22, the U.S. became a one pro-league place as the American Basketball League ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy protection.

Approximately $22 million in debt, according to figures supplied by the league's bankruptcy counsel, the ABL became No. 13 in the long line of women's professional basketball leagues that have failed in this country.

Existing now only in fond memories and legal documents, there are those who would like to think that the ABL will ...

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