Select Team

WNBA Statement

NEW YORK, April 20, 2021– WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement:

“This past year, we have witnessed traumatizing instances of police brutality that Black Americans disproportionately experience, with the murder of George Floyd at the forefront of the conversation.  While this verdict represents a step toward justice, we are reminded that justice is too often not the outcome for people of color.  The WNBA/WNBPA Social Justice Council will continue its work to combat injustice and inequality in our country and hope this represents a true turning point for how the effects of systemic racism begin to be addressed.  We stand with all those who have felt the deep impact of George Floyd’s death.”