Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/13/14
On Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said that he would draft Baylor’s Brittney Griner if she was the best player left on their board. Here is Cuban’s exact quote.  “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.” “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.” Many peoples initial reaction to these quotes are, “Are you kidding me Cuban? She’s a girl. No way she could compete in the NBA.” While I see these arguments as valid, I have to disagree. I actually think Bri
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