Sheryl Swoopes is not a spokesperson, not a contrarian, just herself. That's apparent in the Nine for IX documentary "Swoopes," and it's clear as she interacts with her new team at Loyola University Chicago.
Brittney Griner's impact on the WNBA will be drastically minimized if coverage of her games is reduced to the number of breakaway dunks she has. It's an expected play for her, not an automatic highlight.
I feel a bit ambivalent when I hear the NBA season may not start on time. I love the league but I won't be devastated if the entire season is lost. It's a business. A business that only represents part of the story of basketball.