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WNBA Finally Gets Its Due In A New Video Game

The WNBA has been around for 21 years, but the league's president says "NBA Live 18" is the first video game to include all WNBA players.
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WNBA Finally Gets Its Due In A New Video Game

Can't play basketball like Diana Taurasi? At least now you can play as Diana Taurasi.

Electronic Arts included all 12 WNBA teams and their full rosters in its latest pro basketball video game.

And though it's all under the NBA's namesake, it's still a pretty big deal for the women's league.

The WNBA has been around for 21 years, but the league's president notes "NBA Live 18" is the first video game to have all WNBA teams and players.

The game's executive producer said in a statement: "The WNBA is home to some of the most incredible athletes on the planet, and we've been working hard to integrate them into our game in an authentic and meaningful way."

And given that one industry report found 41 percent of U.S. gamers are women, it might make good business sense to have more women represented in games.

"NBA Live 18" was fully released to the public Sept. 19.