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Old 04-03-2013, 08:52 AM  
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Cuban says he would draft Brittney Griner. Could she play in the NBA?

Whats says Chiefsplanet.....Can a woman succeed in the NBA?



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LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would be willing to give Baylor women's star Brittney Griner the opportunity to prove she could play in the NBA.

Cuban said he would consider selecting Griner, a 6-foot-8 three-time All-American and Big 12 player of the year, in the second round of the NBA draft. If the Mavs don't draft her, Cuban said he would have "no problem whatsoever" inviting Griner to try out for a spot on Dallas' summer league team.


If she is the best on the board, I will take her," Cuban said before the Mavs' Tuesday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers. "I've thought about it. I've thought about it already. Would I do it? Right now, I'd lean toward yes, just to see if she can do it. You never know unless you give somebody a chance, and it's not like the likelihood of any late-50s draft pick has a good chance of making it."

Griner dominated women's college basketball with her size and athleticism, scoring 3,283 points and blocking 748 shots in her career. She also had 18 dunks, including 11 her senior season.

Griner would love the opportunity. "I would hold my own! Lets do it." she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night in response to Cuban.

A woman trying out for an NBA team is not unprecedented. Former UCLA star Ann Meyers tried out for the Indiana Pacers in 1979.

Cuban said it's difficult to evaluate whether Griner could play in the NBA because of the caliber of her competition, comparing it to scouting players from small schools. However, Cuban said he was absolutely serious about at least extending an invitation for Griner to try out this summer.

"She'd still have to make the team," Cuban said. "I'm not going to carry her just to carry her. I don't think, anyways. But I certainly wouldn't be opposed to giving her the opportunity."

Cuban acknowledged that Griner playing in the NBA's Las Vegas summer league would have tremendous marketing potential.

"It would, wouldn't it? See how she could do?" Cuban said. "That'd sell out a few games."
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #61
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I never got the people that view these things as some sort of "victory" for women's causes. If you let her play in the NBA, then you gotta let men play in the WNBA. Could you imagine the influx of men who never made it in the pros just joining the WNBA? Women wouldn't be able to compete in either league then.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #62
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I dont see here beating out NBA caliber men for minutes in an NBA game.. I just dont see it.

But **** it, give her a shot.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #63
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I never got the people that view these things as some sort of "victory" for women's causes. If you let her play in the NBA, then you gotta let men play in the WNBA. Could you imagine the influx of men who never made it in the pros just joining the WNBA? Women wouldn't be able to compete in either league then.
If X = A then X = B ?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #64
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If X = A then X = B ?
I don't follow you. Are you saying that one league should be open to both sexes while the other is exclusive to one?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #65
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NBA players would embarrass her if she even got a tryout. It wouldn't be pretty. I don't see why she would even want to do something like that.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #66
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NBA players would embarrass her if she even got a tryout. It wouldn't be pretty. I don't see why she would even want to do something like that.
Same as Cuban. Cash in on some gimmick action.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #67
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #68
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I don't follow you. Are you saying that one league should be open to both sexes while the other is exclusive to one?
Yes.

What the **** do you care?
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I never got the people that view these things as some sort of "victory" for women's causes. If you let her play in the NBA, then you gotta let men play in the WNBA. Could you imagine the influx of men who never made it in the pros just joining the WNBA? Women wouldn't be able to compete in either league then.
you're p dumb fwiw
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:33 PM   #70
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Makes sense guys. carry on...
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Absolutely let her try out. I'll watch that summer league game, but holy shit this is a terrible idea. This won't be a Billie Jean King moment in the least.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #72
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I've pretty much lost a lot of respect for Cuban after these last 2 years. He breaks up a Championship team to free up money for Williams then misses his visit because he had to shoot Shark tank. Now this publicity stunt. No way this she male can play in the NBA. You couldn't be more obvious with your attention whoring.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:49 PM   #73
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:01 AM   #74
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She could play with the men, yes. How good would she be in the NBA? I have no idea. She's a great athlete. Great basketball player.
She couldnt play in D2 let alone the NBA. This isnt tennis or golf here. Only major sport I see a woman playing could be baseball as a slap hitter (honestly surprised there arent any) or as a kicker in the NFL but it would hafta just be FGs cuz she would get demolished in special teams running down the field.

Ppl that think she can make it against the men have obviously not played against a supposed upper level womens bball team. When I was a freshman in HS we scrimmsged against the #4 ranked varsity girls bball team. Keep in mind we were fr and had TWO freshman teams. I expected them to beat us handily. They didnt. We beat them by 60 and we played the scrubs most of the game. Ever since then ive never had the same view of womens athletics.
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