Drafting Brittney Griner would only be a publicity stunt

Brittney Griner may be one of the best women's players of her generation, but Mark Cuban would be...

Brittney Griner may be one of the best women's players of her generation, but Mark Cuban would be insane to draft her. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:07 PM ET

Mark Cuban opened a can of worms by saying he’d consider drafting Brittney Griner in the second round of this summer’s NBA draft.

The maverick owner of the Dallas Mavericks went on to say he’d offer Griner, one of the best female hoopsters of this generation, an invitation to audition for this year’s summer league.

The whole debate of whether women can play, or even compete on the NBA level, is ridiculous.

Cuban loves attention, relishes the spotlight and never misses an opportunity to bring attention on to himself.

If Griner eventually chooses to be used in some publicity stunt, the hope is she gets paid.

Charles Barkley struck a chord last year when he went on air and said Kentucky, which would win an NCAA title and send a handful of players to the NBA, could beat a team such as the Raptors.

It was utter nonsense, the thought kids could physically match up with grown men, no matter how many losses were being produced.


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