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The Bikini Basketball League is a real thing, and it will be here before the end of the year

Sep 27, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT


It was only a matter of time before human evolution brought us to this: women in bikinis, playing basketball in an organized league. The Bikini Basketball League has been around in concept since 2011, but there have been no games as of yet — even though there are seven set franchises in six cities. According to the league’s Twitter account, you’ve got your Chicago Desire, Orlando LadyCats, Miami Spice, Los Angeles Ice, New York Knockouts, Hollywood Hotties and Atlanta Fleet Angels.

Considering the success of the Lingerie Football league (success being defined as rapid expansion in the U.S. and, excuse me, abroad), it’s no wonder that someone would try a league with hot girls playing basketball. And hey, the next Bikini Basketball League star could be you!


But beware: this girls-in-bikinis-playing-sports idea is not always a sure thing. The Bikini Hockey League only had two teams at last report, and the AVP pro beach volleyball tour essentially closed shop in 2010.

There’s also a bit of disconnect between the league’s web site and its Twitter account — one calls it the Bikini Basketball Association (as seen in the logo), the other refers to it as the Bikini Basketball League. Either way, the web site declares that it will be open for business in just 36 days, so get ready, America.

  1. alt2reality - Sep 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Hey I am all for it!

  2. guymartini - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Oregon would love a Bikini League to play at the Rose Garden when the TrailBlazers travel.
    The Portland Beavers has a great ring to it!

  3. babydoll86552 - Sep 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    People…Women especially, this is not human evolution! This is just another example of disgrace and another check mark for all the nay sayers of women sports. This “SO CALLED LEAGUE” along with the other “SO CALLED LEAGUE” makes it hard for women to be taken serious in sports. This type of conduct for profit makes me weak at the stomach. Candace Parker, Becky Hammond, and Tina Charles–to name a few women basketball players are outstanding athletes. As a woman I am extremely disappointed; because this is simply another means to parade women around for profit as if they were at a meat market.

    • responder357 - Sep 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM

      It’s not so bad. Look at how many women watch football and basketball to see the guys in their uniforms. Nothing is really wrong with using attraction to gain viewers…it’s common in advertising.
      We can be lighthearted about this. People can’t appreciate their talents if they don’t watch. This is a way to get people to watch.

    • imhere2012 - Sep 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

      Wait a minute…you’re worried about women being taken seriously (in sports or otherwise) and you go by the handle “babydoll86552″?

      Something tells me you wrote that with your “Daisy Dukes” on…

    • jiraffes - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      you capitalizing “so called league” twice, and putting it in quotes both times, makes it difficult to take you seriously as a commenter. Also, I would estimate that those three great female athletes have name recognition of about 5% in america.

    • xzimppledink - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

      men are subject to the draft, women are not, war is the real meat market.

      • responder357 - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

        what draft?

  4. shannonlockhart - Sep 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Are you serious……Why can’t we have women’s football and basketball with CLOTHES ON!!!!!!!! Get real people……. why do this to women????? We are humans not objects….. get some clothes on……. these women on these leagues give real women a bad name….. cover up and give em something to wonder about….

    • imhere2012 - Sep 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      Wait a minute…you mean these aren’t REAL women? Did I miss where the article referred to the “Cross-Dresser’s Bikini League”?

    • jiraffes - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM


      I dont exactly know how to tell you this, but nobody cares about womens sports…. Mens sports dont have to resort to these tactics because people do care, and therefore they are able to generate enough revenue to sustain themselves. Of course, I could pretend to not know the answer in order to be more politically correct, w/e, but can we please be honest with ourselves for once? You might hate this answer, but sometimes the truth hurts.

      • imhere2012 - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

        Well put, Shannon. What are you wearing?

        • jiraffes - Sep 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

          Can you respond to the right person next time? Unless you think that people named Shannon start comments by saying “Shannon,”


          • imhere2012 - Sep 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

            No problem, jiraffes. By the way, what are you wearing?

            • jiraffes - Sep 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM


  5. responder357 - Sep 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Well, at least get them out of those baggy men’s clothes. Just because men like to look at beautiful women, doesn’t mean the women are being treated as objects. If you got it, which I’m sure most of those females athletes do, flaunt it….use it to your advantage.

    • responder357 - Sep 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      Sorry, I meant “female”.

  6. magnetik713 - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    gives a whole new meaning to “taking to the hole”

    • imhere2012 - Sep 28, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      …or a “rim shot”?

  7. summerglasener - Sep 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    All I can say is who is to judge, I could think of other things that I would consider worse that people do for money… Yes I am a female but I also am not one to say what is wrong or right, its a form of entertainment and if you don’t like it don’t watch it. problem solved. I personally wouldn’t do it but doesn’t mean I’ll look down on people who do,they’re probably making serious bank props to that.

    • hwatt - Sep 29, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      what ‘they’ are you talking about? You seem to be confusing basketball players with strippers. If the Lingerie Football league is any indication, these girls won’t be making anything, and won’t be getting any health insurance. And there are serious problems if you think ‘as long as I’m making money it’s ok’, that’s how drug dealers think.

  8. Open Minded - Sep 29, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Reblogged this on Trumadness and commented:
    Well sooner than later is always better

  9. smartgeneral - Sep 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Funny no one ever questioned volleyball (which is an olympic sport) in which the women obviously play in Bikinis. Would there be a difference if it was called Bikini Volleyball???

  10. oside760 - Oct 1, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    lingerie football is amazing. you guys should all witness it

  11. dowhatifeellike - Oct 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    It’s a marketing gimmick, not social commentary. You can bet if women wanted to see men play in boxer briefs, they would be a league for that, too.