Bikini Basketball League Set To Launch
The wait is over, the Bikini Basketball League is here.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Not sure if I should be excited or embarrassed.
The Bikini Basketball League focuses on being able to both play basketball and look good in a bikini. I'm not sure which one the league puts more emphasis on, but I'm sure I know which one the male fans are interested in. From the looks of the promo pics for the league it looks like they want to predictably play up the sex angle and down the rough and tough women basketball angle.
The league consists of seven teams -- the Chicago Desire, the Orlando Lady Cats, the Miami Spice, the Los Angeles Ice, the Hollywood Hotties and the Atlanta Fleet Angels. Tryouts have already taken place in the different cities, and the league will get underway in the summer of 2013.
The Bikini Basketball League will follow in the infamous footsteps of the Lingerie Football League that gained national prominence with it's Lingerie Bowl at half-time of the Super Bowl. Only time will tell if women in skimpy bikinis is just as entertaining as women in football pads. Just like some spectators watch NASCAR for the crashes, I think plenty of viewers will watch the Bikini Basketball League for the wardrobe malfunctions. This could get interesting fast and make Janet Jackson's little mistake look G rated.
The Bikini League will go head-to-head with the WNBA for summer viewership, something the WNBA can't be happy about. The question is do spectators want to see women play basketball in bikinis? The WNBA was struggling enough as it is. Will this help or hurt this beleaguered league?
Photos: Bikini Basketball League