Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 4/10/13
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Thanks to Mavs owner Mark Cuban’s silly comments about drafting Brittney Griner, NBA executives, coaches and players are now being asked whether a woman could play in the NBA. Here’s what Paul Pierce had to say: “I think it will be a little difficult, just because of the physicality of the sport,” said Pierce, who has watched the many highlights of Griner. “The men are much faster, much stronger and much more athletic. Will it happen one day? I don’t know. They have a women’s league, where they are the best women in the world. Honestly, I can’t tell you if I can see a woman right now playing in the NBA. Not in the next couple of years. No.” The truth from the Truth. It’s not sexist to say (most) men are faster, bigger and stronger. It’s sexist to say women shouldn’t play regardless of their athleticism. We’ll leave that stuff to golf. Now go in the kitchen and make me some bacon and eggs. Please?
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