SI.com's Ian Thomsen debates the issue of women playing in the NBA:
• David Stern thinks it will happen. On Tuesday in the
conference room outside his NBA office in Manhattan, I asked the
commissioner whether we'll see a woman playing in his league someday.
"Sure," he said matter-of-factly. "I think that's well within the range of probability."
went on to explain his reasoning as well as jokingly ask that I seek
out other opinions, so that he wouldn't appear to be pushing this most
progressive and liberating pursuit down the throats of his players,
coaches and executives. But he knows, I know and now you know there is
a good chance it's going to happen, simply because the most important
man in basketball has hereby declared it could and should happen.