Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got himself some publicity last week by saying he'd consider drafting Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner in this year's NBA Draft. A few days later, UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma strongly disagreed with Cuban's idea that the 6-8 post player could play professionally against men.
During a conference call, Auriemma called the idea a "sham" and "absolutely ludicrous."
To settle the dispute, Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley gave his opinion on the topic.
Barkley, a Wednesday guest on The Dan Patrick Show, made it very clear that he sides with Auriemma. Not only did Barkley say Griner couldn't play in the NBA but he said she couldn't play in the NBA Developmental League.
"I agree with Geno," Barkley said. "If Cuban brought her in, yeah, they'd sell some tickets to the summer league, which I don't understand what type of losers would go to the sum...