Rainbow Flag LGBTQ Pride Syndication: Wicked Local

During her press conference on Saturday leading up to Sunday’s national title game matchup with the Iowa Hawkeyes, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley made it pretty clear that she supported transgender athletes playing in women’s college basketball. But NBA star Chandler Parsons does not agree.

“I’m under the opinion of if you are a woman you should play,” Staley said in her press conference. “If you consider yourself a woman and you want to play sports, you should be able to play. That’s my opinion. Do you want me to go deeper? Yes, so now the barnstorm of people are going to flood my timeline and be a distraction to me on one of the biggest days of our game. And I’m okay with that.”

But Chandler Parsons quickly made it pretty clear that he did not agree with Staley’s opinion, as he questioned her stance.

“so if Zach Edey wants to be a women, he can play against you next season?” Parsons said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

Obviously, these comments from Parsons led to a lot of reactions on social media.


This is certainly an issue that’s going to continue to be a hotly debated issue in politics and sports.

[Chandler Parsons]