The women’s NBA league is expected to return for a second season on the 19th of March, with the league now set to start in August.
However, many are still waiting for the official start of the season.
Basketball’s premier sport is in need of an official start as the league is currently undergoing an unprecedented restructuring, after the league’s governing body, the National Basketball Association (NBA), announced the new format would be implemented for the 2017-18 season.
The new format, dubbed the ‘Premier Series’, will see teams play two rounds of six games, in a best-of-seven format, before playing a final match at the end of the first round.
However, many people are still sceptical about the new league, with many claiming the format would make the league less competitive, with teams likely to play to their strengths rather than trying to be the best team in the world.
According to a report by the Guardian, fans have taken to Twitter to express their concerns about the format, with some even calling for the league to be scrapped.
One fan wrote: “It’s a new format for a league that already sucks.
You’ll never get the fans back.
What is the point of having a league if you don’t play the best teams?
What’s the point if you can’t get your best players back?
#NoMorePremierSeries”Another tweeted: “I know what you’re thinking.
The only reason you’re reading this is to say that the league should be scrapped because of its lack of competitiveness.
But the truth is, the league just isn’t competitive anymore.
You’d think that, after losing in the first game, they’d start competing for a championship and then, after another win in the final game, the whole thing would collapse.”
The fan who tweeted the article also posted a picture of himself holding a sign that read ‘No More Premier Series’, in which he asked the NBA to “stop making the game harder for us”.
The league has been undergoing an overhaul after the NBA decided to ban all players under the age of 24 from participating in the competition.
A representative for the NBA did not respond to a request for comment, while the NBA confirmed it had no comment.