In an open letter to retired WNBA player Candice Wiggins, Chicago Sky center Imani Boyette said that Wiggins dwelled on sexuality-related stereotypes regarding the league's athletes, according to a Chicago Tribune article.
Wiggins, who last played in the WNBA two years ago, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that she was bullied because she is straight.
At one point, Wiggins said, "I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place." Responding to the interview, Boyette tweeted, "Nope. You're not allowed to say this. Still hearsay, still inappropriate. My sexuality doesn't matter, my stats do."
In a Feb. 21 letter posted at ImaniBoyette.com, Boyette, 22, accused Wiggins of spouting a "fake statistic," adding, "You've reinforced unfair stereotypes. A person's orientation is their choice and their business. Now, because of your article, it is no longer out of bounds to ask WNBA players about their sexuality."
Boyette is married to Paul Boyette Jr. Her mother, Pamela McGee, played in the WNBA and she also won two national championships at the University of Southern California ( along with twin sister Paula ) as well as a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics.
The Tribune article is at www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chicagoinc/ct-sky-imani-boyette-candice-wiggins-response-20170221-story.html .