The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league in North America that features 12 teams from across the United States. It was founded in 1996, and is the first and longest-running women’s professional sports league in the United States.
The WNBA plays its regular season from May to September, with each team playing 32 games. The top eight teams then advance to the playoffs, which follow a single-elimination format, and culminate in the WNBA Finals, which is a best-of-five series.
The WNBA has produced some of the most talented women’s basketball players in the world, and has played a major role in advancing women’s sports and promoting gender equality. The league has also been active in social justice and advocacy efforts, supporting causes such as racial justice and LGBTQ rights. The WNBA is an important part of the basketball landscape in North America and around the world, and continues to inspire young women to pursue their dreams in sports.