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    Re: Brittney Griner might play in the NBA?

    If Griner "makes it" it'll be because someone wants a publicity stunt. The first female that makes it would be a female knuckleballer

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    Re: Brittney Griner might play in the NBA?

    If a woman is going to make it at the highest level in a stick and/or ball sport, it's going to be golf IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong View Post
    If a woman is going to make it at the highest level in a stick and/or ball sport, it's going to be golf IMO.

    GL
    That makes sense. Sorenstam only missed the cut by a shot or two in her PGA Tour event, right? It seems plausible that someone a little better than her could come along and be in contention to make cuts on a relatively regular basis.

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    Kelly Kulick won a national tournament on the Men's PBA tour, if you consider bowling a sport. Which I do. In the stepladder finals, she beat Mika Koivuniemi and then bested Chris Barnes in the final by a score of 265-195.Those are two pretty stout bowlers she handled.

    She was a bit lucky in that she did not have to face any of these competitors.







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    Re: Brittney Griner might play in the NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPete Ibold View Post
    I gave the topic the response it was worth.


    ANY notion that Griner could even hack it on the D League is delusional at best. This topic is frankly unfair to Griner, she is as dominant a women's player as has been seen on decades.

    That said, she wouldn't even make ANY division 1 roster in men's basketball, let alone play professionally. She is 6'8", 175lbs with almost no handle, limited range, and can barely dunk....


    But carry on as ye were....
    She would get destroyed by a lot of high school teams. Mark Cuban is just getting his name in the headlines because his team currently sucks. No chance in hello he or any other owner drafts her.
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    Re: Brittney Griner might play in the NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    She would get destroyed by a lot of high school teams. Mark Cuban is just getting his name in the headlines because his team currently sucks. No chance in hello he or any other owner drafts her.
    Agreed.

    But I wouldn't bet against Cuban bringing her into training camp, as the Pacers did with Ann Meyers in 1980. But that's as far as it will go..if it goes that far at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    She would get destroyed by a lot of high school teams.
    OK, now we're getting ridiculous.
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    Re: Brittney Griner might play in the NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    OK, now we're getting ridiculous.
    Why? Her entire game was predicated on using her height advantage over the rest of the Women's game. She was able to score points by turning and shooting over a much smaller defender. What I also thought was ironic was the hoopla made about her ability to dunk. Its pretty impressive for the women's game but when you compare it to the men's, 80% of the players are able to dunk the ball the way she can and its regarded as common place.

    If you take a male basketball player who is 6'4" with an ok jumping ability they will be able to shut Griner down. The lower half and core will be stronger, their athletic ability will be able to nullify any height advantage Griner has. Just using a local example, you put a guy like Parker on her, Parker being someone who is a Euro league player at best, he would be able to dominate her on offense and defense.

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