June 21, 2016

Oklahoma’s First Women’s Professional Basketball Team

Contrary to popular belief, the Tulsa Shock was not Oklahoma’s first women’s professional basketball team. The Miami-based Oklahoma Cougars own the distinction, as told in The Vision.

“By the grace of God, we were the first successful league.” WBA founder Lightning Ned Michell said. “The big thing was playing in spring and summer. That was the key. All the others that had come played during the regular basketball season.”