Well, the answer is no. If it were, I wouldn't give any money to the NBA considering how much those guys get paid, versus the top WNBA salary of 105,000. Clearly, if the NBA did own the WNBA, they could afford to pay these players at least 1.0 million. However, the WNBA does have some financial backing from the NBA, about 10.0 million a year. The average salary for a WNBA player is-get this- 50,000 dollars!! Fine for a job in retail or a restaurant, but with all that exertion, they should definitely pay more. The conclusion: WNBA makes poor profit. So, technically, the lackluster pay is not the league's fault at all. Still, those NBA players need to make a little less, and those WNBA players a little more. The players would probably quit if they didn't have to go to the WNBA to establish themselves before going overseas, and making a lot more money. For an example, Candace Parker makes about 75,000 dollars in the WNBA, but when she goes overseas, she makes 1.2 million. For a lot of people, the WNBA is the offseason.