First, it was Louisville over Baylor. Now, Europe over the United States. In both upsets, it wasn't about what the favorites did wrong, but what the underdogs did right.
With the average WNBA salary at $72,000, playing abroad is often an attractive -- and necessary -- way to supplement income.
Two of its biggest stars, Candace Parker and Lauren Jackson, are out. As long as players have to also play in Europe, wear and tear is going to be a factor.