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Mercury give free tickets to men

Updated: March 15, 2013, 9:54 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson

Phoenix Mercury coach and general manager Corey Gaines was not about to second-guess men who bash the WNBA without having ever come to a game.

"I was that guy," Gaines said. "It was just a different sport with me. But I understand. I'm that man, too."

Gaines might be a little hard on himself, as his skepticism had nothing to do with gender. But he was just as biased.

"I was playing basketball in Italy, and I had zero appreciation for soccer," recalled Gaines ...

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