My name is Alex Chambers, and I love women’s basketball.
Yes, it really is that simple. Now, come to think of it, loving the game is that simple; being a fan, well, that’s another story. The difficulty in being a fan of women’s basketball might lie within the struggle to find a televised game or media coverage you don’t have to dig for. It could mean sifting past paragraphs and even pages of negative comments on message boards or blogs to get to a recap of a recent game. Even still, it could be that when I wear my home team’s jersey, people ask me, “Is that a professional sports team?” It might also have to do with the fact that (drum roll, please) I’m a guy.
In 2009, I traveled to all 13 WNBA arenas. Along the way I was fortunate enough to meet some of the athletes in the WNBA as well as many passionate fans. This is the story of my 28-day, 12,000-mile journey, filled with adventure and amazing experiences.