Women's National Basketball Association

United States top women's professional basketball league

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an American professional basketball league for women. It was made in April 22, 1996. The league first held games in June 1997. The WNBA has twelve teams in the United States.[1]

Women's National Basketball Association
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023 WNBA season
FoundedApril 22, 1996; 27 years ago (1996-04-22)
FounderDavid Stern
Inaugural season1997
No. of teams12
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersNew York City
Most recent
Las Vegas Aces
(1st title)
Most titlesHouston Comets
Minnesota Lynx
Seattle Storm
(4 titles each)
Official websiteWNBA.com

The games have four 10-minute quarters. There is also a 24-second shot clock. Each team has eleven players on it. The ball used for WNBA games is one inch smaller than the ball used in the National Basketball Association (the professional basketball league for men in the United States).


  1. "History of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2023-04-28.

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