Whalen leaves Turkish team after not being paid 14 Feb 13

Lindsay Whalen has left her Turkish womens basketball team after not being paid. A Turkish Sports Website, NTV Sport, is reporting that Whalen’s team, Galatsaray has not paid any players in 2 and a half months. Whalen tweeted the news earlier this week thanking her teammates and coaches, but saying it was not in the best interest to continue playing. Whalen might not be the last American to leave Galatsaray. Three other American WNBA players-Sylvia Fowles, Ann Wauters, and Sancho Lyttle, all have reportedly given the team until the end of the week to be paid or they may leave.