Bikini Basketball women’s league more than meets the eye
By Steve Gorten, Sun Sentinel
MIAMI — Jello Moore was hesitant about leaving her semi-pro team in Fort Lauderdale to play in the Bikini Basketball Association.
“I thought, honestly, it was going to be a bunch of girls running around with makeup, trying to look cute, who don’t really know how to play basketball,” Moore said.
Melissa Caplan, who had played professionally overseas, including in Israel, was skeptical.
“I thought [the competition] was going to be a joke,” she said.
But what the two players for Miami Spice, one of five teams that will tip off the league’s inaugural season on Saturday, realized at the first of three tryouts in September, and say has been reinforced in months of practice since, is what teammate Tina Caccavale insists will keep fans’ attention beyond the uniform of sports bras and spandex shorts they’ll be sporting.