Earlier this week, former WNBA player Candice Wiggins made some strong accusations regarding the WNBA, essentially saying, that her early retirement was because of a “toxic” and bullying culture within the league — and that she was mistreated because she was heterosexual.
WNBA President Lisa Borders has responded to Wiggins’ comments in a statement:
"When I first read the comments from retired WNBA player, Candice Wiggins, I was stunned and disappointed. In my time with the league and my capacity as a fan before that, I've had the pleasure of getting to know a group of highly-competitive women who are driven to succeed at the highest level on the court and constantly striving to help create opportunity for all members of their communities. In keeping with that, I've found our players to be earnest, heartfelt and eloquent in their responses to Candice's comments and, as always, clear in their commitment to our league's core values of diversity, inclusion and respect. Of course, it concerns me if any of our players do not have a positive experience and I hope that anyone who feels uncomfortable would reach out to me or others in the league office."