Davis feels 'like a single parent' having to choose between Raiders, Aces

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The Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas Aces both have important games to play Sunday afternoon, putting owner Mark Davis in a tough spot.

Davis has to choose between attending the Raiders' NFL regular-season opener against the Chargers in Los Angeles or Game 1 of the WNBA Finals between the Aces and Connecticut Sun in Las Vegas. It isn't an easy decision for him.

"I'm like a single parent that has two children I love very, very much, and it's deciding which child do you go to see," Davis told Nancy Armour of USA Today Sports.

Davis said he'll travel with the Raiders to L.A. and expects plenty of his family and friends to be in attendance to cheer on the Aces. He added he wishes the WNBA schedule had played out differently, though.

"We don't have the eyeballs. Well, how in the hell are you going to get eyeballs when you're going up against the opening day of the National Football League?" Davis asked. "That part is tough.

"We have the greatest athletes in the world at what they do. We need people to invest in the game. … If we invest in the product, it will come back to us in multiples."

Davis emphasized that the Aces "are not a hobby" to him and said he plans to skip the Raiders' home opener on Sept. 18 if there's a Game 4 in the WNBA Finals that day.

Davis feels 'like a single parent' having to choose between Raiders, Aces
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