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Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks are an equal opportunity employer to the nth degree. Before the Mavs’ game against the Lakers Tuesday night, Cuban said that he would consider drafting 6-foot-8 three-time All-American center from Baylor (FEMALE) Brittney Griner.
“If she is the best on the board, I will take her. I’ve thought about it. I’ve thought about it already. Would I do it? Right now, I’d lean towards 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. 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.”
Cuban later acknowledged that even if (or when) the Mavericks do not draft her in June’s NBA draft that he would consider letting her play for them in the NBA Las Vegas summer league.
Griner scored 3,283 points and blocked 748 shots in her career college. She also had 18 dunks, 11 of them in her senior season.
This has nothing to do with basketball. Mark Cuban is a businessman – a very wise businessman. This has marketing ploy written all over it. Britney