Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/3/13
“Should would get killed.” “It would be a sideshow.” “Women can’t play with men.” “She would get embarrassed.” “It would be a joke.” There were a 100 more Tweets sent to me, similar to the ones above, when I floated the idea, I have floated for years, that Brittney Griner should try out for the NBA. I am a very simple man, I see things in simple terms, when you over think, you complicate things.  I use logic and common sense when I am making assessments. The question I keep asking myself is this. What is the downside for Griner trying to compete with the men in the NBA? The answer I came up with, has been the same one for years, there isn’t a downside. All the reasons given for her not trying, wouldn’t have any affect on her. If she fails, you think the WNBA or teams overseas are going to hold that against her? Of course not, because she would be a bigger star for even trying.  If anything, it would make her more attractive to those teams. I want to make something clear, I am not
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