I thought this thread was about the "Leave Britney alone" YouTube video from several years back.
Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on a Perfect 40 - 0 season, and their National Championship!
I look forward to our Duke Women's Basketball team next season, with the return of our wonderful ladies, and the return of Richa and Amber (recovering from injuries) and Chloe!
Happy Easter to all,
There were many discussions here when the ncsu folks found the plagiarism after the unc judicial board hadn't.
Nevertheless, you post reminded me of both NCSU's intrepid sleuthing and the (intentional?) incompetence of UNC's judicial board.
Sorry for the confusion/mash-up.
I'm reviving this old thread in light of the news bits this week about Mark Cuban expressing interest in either drafting Brittney Griner in the 2nd round or (more likely) inviting her to help represent the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League. (I attended a few games in last year's Summer League. It was low-key. Griner would make the 2013 Summer League the opposite of that.)
Among the immediate responses were Geno Auriemma (against it) and Nancy Lieberman (for it).
I wasn't going to post anything about this, but then Shane Battier weighed in.
He did not go so far as to sign an Executive Order to that effect, mostly because he is not President yet.Miami Heat forward Shane Battier, who has played several pickup basketball games with women over the years, predicts that the NBA is not far away from having its first female player.
"There's no doubt that in our lifetime, there will be a woman NBA player," Battier told ESPN.com after Thursday's Heat practice at AmericanAirlines Arena.
It is difficult to imagine her successfully battling for position as a center or PF in the NBA, because she is listed as 6'8" yet under 210 lbs. I see no harm in making an extra spot for her in the summer league to see how she does (or more accurately, show the viewing public was she can do ... I'm sure she could show what she can do in a scrimmage). If she has an outside shot (I don't follow that closely so I don't know), then maybe she could play on the perimeter as a SG or SF and shoot over some guys. But if there's no a priori reason to suspect she could succeed, and this is just a gimmick to get attention (shocking to consider, I know), I'm really not crazy about it b/c it could take away a spot from someone who could truly compete for a spot. That's why I say "making an extra spot" in the summer league.
I would say she has absolutely no shot to play in the NBA. She's not quick enough, strong enough, it skilled enough.
She's tall and strong for a woman, but doesn't jump very well and doesn't have a real good shooting touch. Most of her points came from inside on layins and putbacks from what I saw of her (granted I didn't watch every game).
Shane Battier, as much as I love him, is talking complete nonsense. And Mark Cuban is a walking publicity stunt.
Britney Griner has about as much chance of playing in the NBA as a bicycle does winning the Daytona 500.
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