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Jonquel Jones calls women’s basketball ‘popularity contest and politics’

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Jonquel Jones opened up about the state of women’s basketball in a post to her Twitter account Friday.

“It’s all a popularity contest and politics in wbb. In mbb [men’s basketball] you just gottah be the best,” wrote Jones. “In wbb you gottah be the best player, best looking, most marketable, most IG followers, just to sit at the endorsement table. Thank God for overseas because my bag would’ve been fumbled.”

Jones is the reigning WNBA MVP, having averaged 19.4 points and 11.2 rebounds on the 2021 regular season. The 28-year-old will reportedly bring in a base salary of $205,000 for the 2022 season while playing for the Connecticut Sun.

Jones is currently playing in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg. It’s her fourth season with the EuroLeague powerhouse.