WNBA suspends LA Sparks' Riquna Williams
1996: The creation of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. Riquna Williams is suspended for 10 games, according to a statement on the WNBA's website. The Womens' National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) said it disagrees with the suspension and is filing a grievance. We will provide whatever resources we are allowed to help Riquna learn and grow from this unfortunate situation," the LA Sparks said in a statement. Williams has been with the Sparks since 2016 after playing four seasons with the Tulsa Shock.