The WNBA is riding high these days, eagerly awaiting the debut of college megastar Brittney Griner in her first pro game Monday.
Then it will fold in a handful of months.
At least that's the thought process of financial website 24/7 Wall St, which is picking the WNBA as one of 10 U.S. entities to disappear by next year.
It cites circumstantial evidence -- NBA Commissioner David Stern, long a protectorate of the WNBA, is retiring next February -- and also looks at some unfavorable trends.
The league's TV ratings continue to be minuscule and attendance averaged 7,457 per game last season, with numbers falling by more than double-digit percentages for six of the 12 WNBA teams, year to year.