WNBA and NBA
The NBA and WNBA have both evolved into successful basketball
organizations. Both create large crowds and they also have
fulfilled interest in their markets.
Most rules and regulations in both organizations apply to each
other. For instance, foul, penalties, elbowing and fighting all
apply to each other. Free throw positions are the same. The ten
second rule which means that a player cannot have more than ten
seconds of continuous play on the back court. This also applies
for the dress code which means that while playing, players must
keeps their shirt tails tucked into their shorts, and no t-shirts
are allowed . They also cannot wear a commercial logos of any kind
and it only can be worn on their shoes.
Although both organizations rules are the same, they also differ
in many ways. For example, The NBA does not allow zone defenses.
No zone defenses means that every player must guard another
The WNBA on the other hand allows many defenses on
the court, which actually makes the game more interesting and
adds a special effect to it. These defensive changes ends up
changing the offensive complexion of the game. The NBA players
do much more isolation because instead of facing the team in
zone, the player is facing just one player. The concept of the
game is just lost. The WNBA players have more screens, more
movements, and generally they play more team basketball. This
results in more organized plays and a more strategical games.
The WNBA also uses a closer three-point line. This turns the three
point shot into a regular jump shot. A hard 3-pointer makes the
NBA have more of an interior game and lets only the best 3-point
shooters take the shot consistently.
The NBA plays longer minutes...