When did the WNBA become a sport?
The WNBA was founded in 1996 and started play in 1997.
WNBA players do not make as much as NBA players because there is not as many revenue producing sponsors to market the league due to the fact that there are not nearly as many viewers who watch the WNBA as the NBA. The more people watch the sport, the more money advertisers will pay to market the sport, which means more exposure for the league and increased revenue from game attendance, jersey sales, community activities…
You work hard on your basketball skills and fundamentals just like with any aspirations to become a professional athlete. I disagree! you have to be good, play on a college team, do awesome at a basketball game that a scout is watching, and get them to recommend you to the WNBA! After that you get rich and famous.