Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Griner in the NBA...

As the Mavs most likely lost out on their playoffs hopes last night in a loss to the Lakers, Cuban was busy fielding some draft questions.  Always the firestarter, Cubes went so far as to say he'd draft Baylor women's player Brittney Griner and give her a shot to make the team.  Obviously, this is for a little headline grabbing, as MC is known to do.  He even admits to the big marketing potential of Griner in the summer league, saying "It would, wouldn't it? See how she could do?" Cuban said. "That'd sell out a few games."

So, if it's happens, it's clearly a publicity stunt.  Because I don't think there is anyone in the world who thinks Brittney Griner, for all her NCAA womens hoops domination and 5 career dunks, could play in the NBA.  Not a knock on Griner by any means, but it's just not happening.  6'8 208lbs, playing as a big (wo)man.  Shit, she doesn't weigh that much more than me, a scrawny 6'0 white guy.  Imagine seeing ZBo post her up, LeBron guard her, or Durant driving down the lane towards her for a thunderdunk.  Shit, just imagine anyone in the NBA playing against her compared to the competition she's faced.


Cubes, do whatever you gotta do to make that money.  But don't expect to see Brittney Griner anywhere close to the NBA.

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