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The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. http://www.cheapsoccerjerseysoutlet.com/...ited-fc-jerseys . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. Sometimes it takes making a mistake first to make the right decision. Its probably happened at least once to everybody. This past week, it happened to the WNBA.Fining players for wearing non-compliant warm-up shirts in regard to their support of the Black Lives Matter movement initially might have seemed to be a mere procedural matter to the WNBA and president Lisa Borders.Of course, it was far from that. It upset the leagues players and a lot of the fans, and it sent a message that something they felt so passionately about was not a priority for the league.Saturdays reversal was a good decision. And players such as Phoenixs Mistie Bass, who spoke so eloquently about the fines and the message they sent, were pleased to see the league change course.It shows that our voices matter, and so do we as players, Bass said via text message Saturday. Its never too late to do the right thing. Now we all have an opportunity to come together and discuss how we can move forward.It isnt an easy thing to say publicly, Weve reconsidered. There is a stodgy narrative that suggests that changing your mind about a decision leads to an undermining of your authority.In truth, though, its often just the opposite. Not budging from a bad decision actually erodes authority, and thats initially what was happening in regard to the players and Borders, who took over as WNBA president earlier this year.Now the players have reason to believe that Borders really is a reasonable and responsive leader who might have incorrectly gauged their passion on this subject, or perhaps just didnt realize they would strongly push back.Borders was in Atlanta city government for several years, has worked in the upper levels of business administration, and definitely knows her way around corporate America. But the job of WNBA president presents some challenges that are different from previous leadership positions shes held.All four WNBA presidents have had to try to establish their own authority while at the same time answering to NBA authority. Theyve had to juxtapose the relentless optimism part of the job with the realism required for the business world.These are things that Borders is still figuring out, and thats understandable. But this past week can be filed away as a valuable lesson in several ways: from the need to get out in front of a potentially difficult topic (which the league didnt do in this situation) to having more faith in old-fashioned communication.I dont think its being naive or idealizing WNBA players to say that they are very educated, reasonable and respectful. Cheap England Jerseys. While I understand the slippery-slope aspect about rules that prohibit modifying uniforms, I dont believe that should be a big future worry of the WNBA.Thats because its highly unlikely that players are going to try to push a bunch of agendas via their uniforms. In short, I have a lot of faith in their common sense.But the fact that they have worn WNBA-sanctioned alterations -- in the form of warm-up T-shirts -- that convey messages of support for various concerns, that leaves the avenue of on-court activism as a viable option when its supported by the entire league.Which gets us down to the heart of the issue, doesnt it? The players thought this was an obvious issue in which the WNBA should channel its commitment to community involvement, awareness and activism. The players approached it with a sense of unity and utmost urgency.It seems the league viewed it as potentially controversial and thus worrisome. Thats where better communication and dialogue were needed. Sending out a memo in corporate speak in regard to an issue that many WNBA players see as a matter of life and death for their own families and loved ones was a classic case of turning something negotiable into something almost hostile.Now it can return to being negotiable. The players have a message, and they want to use their platform as professional athletes to voice it. They want to help build bridges between law enforcement and all communities.The fact that the WNBA players have been so vocal and so emotionally committed on this subject tells you that this is an area where they truly believe that they can help make positive changes. They wanted to feel that their league was really 100 percent behind them. And while I certainly havent polled the entirety of WNBA fandom, the majority of fans seem to support the players in this.Some observers might suspect that the WNBA rescinded the fines not out of a desire to effectively collaborate with the players on this initiative but because fining them was causing too much negative publicity. 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