E! EXAMINES GROWTH OF WOMEN'S SPORT IN "HARD BODIES"
The progress of female pro athletes was examined by
E!'s Gabrielle Reece in the special "Hard Bodies." While
female athletes are now "one of the hottest tickets in
town," women's sports "have only recently hit the
mainstream." Reece added that although women are "gaining
equal court time" with the men in pro sports, it may be
years before they earn "comparable pay." ABL Lasers G
Jennifer Azzi: "The economics of it has to come along before
you're going to have those outrageous salaries." L.A. WNBA
F Lisa Leslie: "I don't know that we would ever catch up to
where the men are, but I think that our pay will definitely
continue to increase over the years" (E!, 9/27).