Mark Cuban on Brittney Griner: I'd Draft Her!

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The collegiate career of Brittney Griner came to an end over the weekend when Louisville shocked Baylor in the Elite 8.

But not only does Robert Griffin III have Griner's back, Mark Cuban has given the 6'8" center a reason to turn her frown upside down: he may draft her to the NBA!

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"If she is the best on the board, I will take her," the Mavericks owner said prior to last night's game against the Lakers. "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."

Cuban acknowledges that Griner would be a major draw in summer league games and says this isn't some hollow gesture about women's rights.

The billionaire simply "wouldn't be opposed to giving her the opportunity."

But, come on, could a female athlete - even one as dominant as Brittney Griner was in college - succeed in any way at the next level? Vote now:

Could Brittney Griner play in the NBA?

 

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