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Women Are Exhausted After Former UCLA Star Nina Westbrook Was Seemingly Ignored At A Game While Her Husband Was Praised

Women Are Exhausted After Former UCLA Star Nina Westbrook Was Seemingly Ignored At A Game While Her Husband Was Praised

Women are dominating in college basketball right now, but an unfortunate moment during March Madness recently went viral.

ESPN / @MarchMadnessWBB

Last week, celebrity sports couple Russell and Nina Westbrook attended a UCLA women's basketball game.

closeup of the two in the stands

A shot of the couple played on ESPN with a commentator excitedly saying, "Hey, Russell Westbrook is in the house, speaking of some former UCLA royalty." A banner below the couple then reads: "Russell Westbrook: UCLA Point Guard (2006-08)" — completely ignoring Nina.

Russell Westbrook and companion sitting courtside, wearing UCLA sweatshirts. Text overlay identifies him as a former UCLA point guard
ESPN

"How did the announcer just blatantly overlook the fact that his wife is an alumni and former player at UCLA," one person questioned.

  ESPN / Via youtube.com
ESPN / Via youtube.com

I mean, the couple was there to support Nina's former team. Other publications later posted the same clip on Twitter, also excluding Nina.

ESPN / @YahooSports

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Many people found this incredibly disrespectful, with one person writing: "Nina Westbrook, who actually played women's basketball for UCLA, should get some recognition."

ESPN / @YahooSports / @ohhhthatsMari

Agreeing, another person called out the erasure of women in sports: "This post is a great example of how publications can actively do great work for women's sports but still at their core cater to men."

ESPN / @xXx_ImDOPE_

"Put some respect on Nina! She hooped there too," this user wrote. "It's still Women's History Month, you clowns."

ESPN / @Larry_daLegend

"And @ninawestbrook, UCLA WBB Class of 2011!" the official UCLA Women's Basketball account wrote.

ESPN / @UCLAWBB

It's disappointing that something like this would happen, especially during Women's History Month. What do you think of this viral clip? Let us know in the comments below.