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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...
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Charles Barkley has expressed his thoughts on whether or not he believes Britney Griner could handle the competition in the NBA. Find out what he thinks.
Just the fact, that so many people are still talking about Brittney Griner playing in the NBA, proves my point, that she should attempt it.
Doesn’t matter if she fails or succeeds, what matters is she can say she tried. Not many have had that opportunity and none during the social media age of media. It would be huge for women sports, Griner and the NBA. I have seen several journalists...
DALLAS -- Mark Cuban stubbornly insists his apology isn't an apology. Maybe that's because after 12 straight Mavericks playoff seasons, he's unpracticed in the art of the mea cupla. But the realities are undeniable, as is Cuban's position. 'If someone's got a shot to take, take it at me,' he says. 'My job is to make sure we put everybody in position...
Mark Cuban stubbornly insists his apology isn't an apology. Maybe that's because after 12 straight Mavs playoff seasons, he's unpracticed in the art of the mea cupla. But the realities are undeniable, as is Cuban's position. 'If someone's got a shot to take, take it at me,' he says. 'My job is to make sure we put everybody in position to succeed and...
Mark Cuban told reporters that the Dallas Mavericks would consider drafting Brittney Griner with a second round pick in the upcoming draft. Many people have spoke out against this idea including, Geno Auriema and several analysts among the basketball hierarchy. Now as a fan I’d love if my team had a forward thinking owner like Cuban, plus you have to respect his passion for his...
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Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy joins Matt this week to discuss his former boss, Ed Rush. They discuss the story surrounding him and his comments made about Sean Miller. Plus, he talks about his betting scandal and what life has been like recently.
Among his observations:
On the idea Ed Rush's comments were made in a joking manner: "Everyone said there's no way these...