Because of this, some may say the WNBA is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Clark, much touted as one of the greatest female collegiate players of all time, could be the WNBA’s ticket to success. The league has been losing approximately $10 million annually every year since its 1997 launch, and only exists because the NBA subsidizes it financially. But instead of welcoming Clark as someone who could perhaps do for women’s basketball what Tiger Woods did for golf — greatly increase the sport’s fan base and earnings — some of her fellow players have signaled that she’s less than welcome in their sisterhood.