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Valkyrie
03-22-2012, 04:24 PM
I saw this question on another site and it got me thinking. Can you tell me she isn't better than Thabeet? Or Luke Walton? She has the wingspan of McGee.

TeamSeattle
03-22-2012, 04:25 PM
With that voice of hers she could, extra deep man.

pd7631
03-22-2012, 04:26 PM
No. She couldn't even play in the D-League.

Shmontaine
03-22-2012, 04:26 PM
no, she's slow and not athletic... she'd foul out in 6 min...

SugeKnight
03-22-2012, 04:26 PM
If she had a schlong

Hawkeye15
03-22-2012, 04:26 PM
no woman can make the NBA, sorry. I hate to sound sexist, but basketball is arguably the hardest sport for women to compete with men at.

Valkyrie
03-22-2012, 04:27 PM
If she had a schlong

http://feminema.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/dal_100403_griner_adayinthelife_feature.jpg


"She" might have one.

Valkyrie
03-22-2012, 04:28 PM
no woman can make the NBA, sorry. I hate to sound sexist, but basketball is arguably the hardest sport for women to compete with men at.

So a woman has a better chance of being in the NFL with 300 pound lineman than the NBA with 300 pound Eddy Currys?

haggis
03-22-2012, 04:28 PM
no woman can make the NBA, sorry. I hate to sound sexist, but basketball is arguably the hardest sport for women to compete with men at.

I'd say Football takes the cake on that one.

Hawkeye15
03-22-2012, 04:29 PM
So a woman has a better chance of being in the NFL with 300 pound lineman than the NBA?

there is no pro women's football. There is barely women's football at any level. Its not a sport they compete in, outside some obscurities. Therefore I don't count it.

haggis
03-22-2012, 04:32 PM
there is no pro women's football. There is barely women's football at any level. Its not a sport they compete in, outside some obscurities. Therefore I don't count it.

Greco-Roman Wrestling :eyebrow:

pd7631
03-22-2012, 04:32 PM
So a woman has a better chance of being in the NFL with 300 pound lineman than the NBA with 300 pound Eddy Currys?

Kicker

Sweet_Caroline
03-22-2012, 04:33 PM
I don't think he would do very well in the NBA.

Hustla23
03-22-2012, 04:33 PM
Women's sports for the most part are embarrassing snooze fests.

I'd love for a D3 college team to play the best WNBA team, massacre them, and have all women's sports just go out of business from the terrible publicity.

Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

Valkyrie
03-22-2012, 04:35 PM
inb4 kitchen jokes.

UPRock
03-22-2012, 04:35 PM
Yes she can because she's a dude.

haggis
03-22-2012, 04:37 PM
Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

Sponsors, and the NBA funds financial losses.

phi2134
03-22-2012, 04:37 PM
I think its good for women to have their own sport's leagues, but to be honest, women's sporting events are like men's sporting events played under water.

PhillyFaninLA
03-22-2012, 04:37 PM
I'd like to see the WNBA champs verse the NCAA Men champs in an exhibition.

If they win that game I'll be willing to give her a shot.

SMH!
03-22-2012, 04:38 PM
inb4 kitchen jokes.

You were the one that made the thread... :facepalm:

Hellcrooner
03-22-2012, 04:41 PM
women can only compete with men in things where phisicality is not a great deal.

Shooting, sports fishing, motorbikes/car racing, chess, maybe ( and just maybe) golf and so on.

Lake_Show2416
03-22-2012, 04:42 PM
this is a mans world

she's 6'8, can't jump, cant play the perimeter on offense or D & would get man handled in the post

Hawkeye15
03-22-2012, 04:42 PM
I read it somewhere a little while back, but Pat Summit would basically ask about 10 guys who had experience in high school, and lower division colleges to be the Women's teams practice squad, and the men would beat them as often as the women would win. Tennessee spits out some of the top women players every year, and they were getting beat by dudes who played D3 and high school. So no way in hell a woman would make it in the NBA. The players are too big, too strong, and too fast for women.

bholly
03-22-2012, 04:43 PM
I'd like to see the WNBA champs verse the NCAA Men champs in an exhibition.

If they win that game I'll be willing to give her a shot.

Not a chance.

Hellcrooner
03-22-2012, 04:44 PM
By the Way.

Miss Penny Ann Early did actually play some minutes in an Aba game for the kentucky colonels.

Kony
03-22-2012, 04:44 PM
The only reason shes good in the WNBA is because she's tall.

Shes ****ing un athletic and slow as ****.

jetsfan28
03-22-2012, 04:46 PM
I would be shocked if she could be a decent D3 men's basketball player.

OneTuzSea
03-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Just for fun I went to WNBA.com and this is one of the headline pictures: http://www.wnba.com/media/120321-goodlett-standish-670.jpg

Look at the roaring crowd on the left.

akia83
03-22-2012, 04:48 PM
I'd like to see the WNBA champs verse the NCAA Men champs in an exhibition.

If they win that game I'll be willing to give her a shot.

If they score more than 10 points in 40 minutes, I'll be willing to give her a shot.

PatsSoxKnicks
03-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Isn't she possibly a dude? Or was that some other WNBA/NCAA college women's player? I thought there was some controversy about her possibly having a penis

nllumberco
03-22-2012, 04:50 PM
In 2006 the US women's Olympic hockey team was beaten by Warroad, MN high school boys team. The population of Warroad is around 5000. The game was played without full contact. Women competing in pro sports against men is a joke.

MrfadeawayJB
03-22-2012, 04:51 PM
seeing that griner is a man, yes

Kashmir13579
03-22-2012, 04:56 PM
Women's sports for the most part are embarrassing snooze fests.

I'd love for a D3 college team to play the best WNBA team, massacre them, and have all women's sports just go out of business from the terrible publicity.

Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

These are all valid points and questions.

Rivera
03-22-2012, 04:58 PM
Ive always thought diana turasui in her prime could play in the NBA...her shot is wet and she can handle and pass the rock

Her defense cant be any worse than steve nashes :shrug:

KnicksR4Real
03-22-2012, 04:59 PM
No, and ewww

Hawkeye15
03-22-2012, 05:00 PM
plus, can women deal with the bigger balls in men's basketball..

homestarunner93
03-22-2012, 05:02 PM
I think he is fairly athletic and he definitely has an incredibly wing span, but he probably doesn't have the width and weight he would need to be successful in the NBA. His best bet would be to continue to conceal his penis and play in the WNBA.

29$JerZ
03-22-2012, 05:04 PM
If an all women team had to face

Eddy Curry
Michael Sweetney
Antoine Walker
Kelenna Azubuike
Mike Bibby

They'd have a shot if they just ran

haggis
03-22-2012, 05:04 PM
plus, can women deal with the bigger balls in men's basketball..

Quality double entendre

Hellcrooner
03-22-2012, 05:04 PM
plus, can women deal with the bigger balls in men's basketball..

i see what you did there.

29$JerZ
03-22-2012, 05:06 PM
If a woman took a charge in the NBA would she instantly win a law suit for assault?

Spiggity_ace
03-22-2012, 05:14 PM
lol her voice n appearance is of a male

xk4
03-22-2012, 05:14 PM
It would be less awkward and terrible if they lowered the rim a bit. Just make it proportional so they don't have to hoist the ball with both hands

Really, if they didn't have to THROW the ****ing thing up there, they could start implementing some low-post offense, or anything less boring than dribble-chuck-dribble-chuck

jayjay33
03-22-2012, 05:16 PM
IDK.....Im not so sure a woman could play in the NBA (Griner has no chance) as strictly a (guard) spot up shooter. Doesn't matter that she cant guard anyone cause neither can most of the 3 point specialist in the NBA. I still remember when LA brought in mike penberthy, I swear it look like he was standing still on def. but he could shoot, he would still be in the league if he would have hit more of his shoot.

AI
03-22-2012, 05:20 PM
With that voice of hers she could, extra deep man.

This. I think somebody pulled a Juwanna Man :laugh2:

CountSackula
03-22-2012, 05:22 PM
Nope. Maybe if she was juicing...but then she would be more dude then chick.

nycsports2
03-22-2012, 05:24 PM
good thread!!!.... i dont think so thought shell get bodied in the paint

KingPosey
03-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Jesus christ, not a ****ing chance in hell.

NSJ
03-22-2012, 05:30 PM
Lol if anybody thinks she could stand a chance is insane. She wouldn't even make the Oak Hill HS team or any top 100 HS team in the country.

KingPosey
03-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Ive always thought diana turasui in her prime could play in the NBA...her shot is wet and she can handle and pass the rock

Her defense cant be any worse than steve nashes :shrug:

no, **** no. There is a reason she doesnt even shoot 45% against women, because she is playing equal competition.

KingPosey
03-22-2012, 05:36 PM
what the **** could she possibly do? She is slow, weak, has no footwork, and would be at best the 4th or 5th tallest person on the floor, she cant dribble, shes weak, and she cant shoot. But because she is lanky she can play with men? fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck no.

GoldDustTwin
03-22-2012, 05:41 PM
6-8 guys who have dunked a half dozen times (during games) and don't have a game outside of 15 feet are really rare in the NBA - I believe she'd be excellent in the NBA.

NYYCowboys
03-22-2012, 05:42 PM
This is one of the worst threads I've ever seen. No way any woman could ever play in the NBA. I don't even know why some people are entertaining the idea? Someone said earlier that maybe a woman guard or spot up shooter could play? So dumb. You think they'd play over the scrubs of the NBA like Gerald Green, or Toney Douglas?? Please...

CudiOnMyiPod
03-22-2012, 05:46 PM
I'm sure she could get 5/6 rebounds per game in the D League MAYBE but no she can't play in the NBA. Having gotten to see her many times though, she does have potential to be the GOAT in WNBA.

greg_ory_2005
03-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Who the heck is that? Whoever she is, no.

srfr4life
03-22-2012, 05:49 PM
If she grew a sack.

2-ONE-5
03-22-2012, 05:52 PM
So a woman has a better chance of being in the NFL with 300 pound lineman than the NBA with 300 pound Eddy Currys?

Women could kick or punt in the NFL.

ilstubirds
03-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Don't even be mistaken to think she could play for a JUCO men's basketball team. It's not EVEN close the difference in talent. She can have her wing span, men would eat her/blow her?? alive

shep33
03-22-2012, 06:16 PM
Right now, she wouldn't be a top 200 player in High School Men's ball... in most states.

GoldDustTwin
03-22-2012, 06:24 PM
Ive always thought diana turasui in her prime could play in the NBA...her shot is wet and she can handle and pass the rock

Her defense cant be any worse than steve nashes :shrug:

Tone down the sarcasm.

MVP1
03-22-2012, 06:29 PM
If Kwame Brown can still be in the NBA, anything is possible.

Sactown
03-22-2012, 06:32 PM
She could, just not very well, like I might do better

RaiderKid318
03-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Women's sports for the most part are embarrassing snooze fests.

I'd love for a D3 college team to play the best WNBA team, massacre them, and have all women's sports just go out of business from the terrible publicity.

Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

Your sig made me Giggle til I **** my pants

papipapsmanny
03-22-2012, 07:46 PM
its not sexist its just genetics, thats why i love the feminists. they ignore the fact that women have hips to give birth to children, and men have the body type to hunt....

guess which one translated to being more athletic.... its as simple as that

onlythisfar41
03-22-2012, 08:41 PM
Heres a simple but effective answer to this question.

If you take Brian Scalabrine and put him in the WNBA, he instantly becomes the best player in the league. So case closed.

RowBTrice
03-22-2012, 09:00 PM
is this a joke or are you seriously asking this? not a chance.

John Walls Era
03-22-2012, 09:04 PM
She wouldn't even come close to making a team in NCAA Div 3.

bagwell368
03-22-2012, 09:07 PM
No. She couldn't even play in the D-League.

x2

No shot. She looks like she might be able to play in a weak D2/3 college league. She'd be killer in small town New England...

She'd be physically beat to a pulp in the pros.

Gram
03-22-2012, 09:32 PM
No. She couldn't even play in the D-League.

Nor can Iverson. :shrug: My Pistons are gonna sign her. <3

ysizz
03-22-2012, 09:35 PM
i dnt care wat nobody says, tht b**ch is a man

smiddy012
03-22-2012, 09:42 PM
I'd say Football takes the cake on that one.

It's close... but there have been some pretty decent female o-linemen in men's college.

Team*Chicago
03-22-2012, 09:45 PM
She can play for the cryami heat because their front court is kind'a weak and soft.

ilstubirds
03-22-2012, 09:47 PM
x2

No shot. She looks like she might be able to play in a weak D2/3 college league. She'd be killer in small town New England...

She'd be physically beat to a pulp in the pros.

Have you ever played basketball?? NO SHE WOULDN'T!!

Raps08-09 Champ
03-22-2012, 10:28 PM
She weighs 200 pounds for someone 6'8".

BKLYNpigeon
03-22-2012, 10:44 PM
If Kwame Brown can still be in the NBA, anything is possible.

Kwame is a bust being a #1 pick overall especially with all of the expectations. But the guy plays Solid defense and a pretty good rebounder.

49erGiantLaker
03-22-2012, 11:07 PM
No.

WVNowitzki
03-22-2012, 11:07 PM
there is no pro women's football. There is barely women's football at any level. Its not a sport they compete in, outside some obscurities. Therefore I don't count it.

Yes there is. http://www.pittsburghpassion.com/

Aust
03-22-2012, 11:20 PM
What I don't understand is how she got the #1 top play on ESPN one night just for dunking. And I mean it was a SUPER WEAK dunk. They made it sound like it was the greatest thing ever

lakersfan01
03-22-2012, 11:21 PM
With that voice of hers she could, extra deep man.

LOL I think she is a man

The goods
03-22-2012, 11:40 PM
this is a mans world

she's 6'8, can't jump, cant play the perimeter on offense or D & would get man handled in the post

Gasol would eat her alive,and show her how a real man handles the post. Lol hahaha
I don't think so she's 6'8 and doesn't dunk as much as she should I mean how many women are that tall in college? She should be the wilt chamberlain of that league.

Crackadalic
03-22-2012, 11:41 PM
Is this a trick question?

BKLYNpigeon
03-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Brittney Griner's dunk was weak, but i guess it was a big deal since it RARELY happens in NCAA Womans Basketball. If you think about it, you see pretty weak dunks in NCAA Mens basketball, But ESPN overrates them in their top 10.

If any woman can compete in the NBA, she has to be a Great spot up shooter. She would be a Defensive liability, but so is Kyle Korver, Jason Kapono, and Steve Novak.

The goods
03-22-2012, 11:46 PM
What I don't understand is how she got the #1 top play on ESPN one night just for dunking. And I mean it was a SUPER WEAK dunk. They made it sound like it was the greatest thing ever

I agree I mean she's tall with long arms I expected more,I give candace parker more credit she's like half her size and can get as high as brittney can.

NYSPORTSALLDAY
03-22-2012, 11:53 PM
If she had a schlong


I think she does

Showtime Steve
03-22-2012, 11:58 PM
Hell no! Her height if it were equivalent to nba would be like 7'5". But sh is 6'9" and she isnt agile enough to guard them

bulldog312
03-22-2012, 11:59 PM
Have you ever played basketball?? NO SHE WOULDN'T!!

I feel pretty confident she could find a spot on a D3 team. Do you realized how pathetic the post players are in D3? Just look at how much trouble your low major D1 teams have at finding halfway decent big men. D3 players aren't really that good. At all.

BullySixChicago
03-23-2012, 12:01 AM
no woman can make the NBA, sorry. I hate to sound sexist, but basketball is arguably the hardest sport for women to compete with men at.

So they can compete in Football easier than basketball or baseball?

Tom TippinHoe's
03-23-2012, 12:15 AM
Candice Parker in her prime had a better shot. I saw NO.

AntiG
03-23-2012, 03:11 AM
I read it somewhere a little while back, but Pat Summit would basically ask about 10 guys who had experience in high school, and lower division colleges to be the Women's teams practice squad, and the men would beat them as often as the women would win. Tennessee spits out some of the top women players every year, and they were getting beat by dudes who played D3 and high school. So no way in hell a woman would make it in the NBA. The players are too big, too strong, and too fast for women.

Haha, when I was in college our women's squad was an annual contender in the NCAA tourneys, and a bunch of us played members of their squad a few times in pickup games and whipped their butts, and none of us were high school ballers (I was a football player). There has not been a woman yet that could compete at a men's competitive level. Cheryl Miller probably came the closest, but even she would probably admit she's not strong or athletic enough to handle the men's game on a nightly basis.

AntiG
03-23-2012, 03:13 AM
I feel pretty confident she could find a spot on a D3 team. Do you realized how pathetic the post players are in D3? Just look at how much trouble your low major D1 teams have at finding halfway decent big men. D3 players aren't really that good. At all.

They would still beat her up real good to the point that she'd not be able to compete well. D3 players lack the skills, but plenty are physical enough to knock her around.

MickeyMgl
03-23-2012, 03:25 AM
She's man enough.

But seriously, no.

NetsPaint
03-23-2012, 03:58 AM
Cappie Pondexter would be an upgrade over Duhon.

mustaine
03-23-2012, 05:26 AM
Nevermind the gender... Does anybody honestly think that a unathletic, superslow 6'8" center who weighs less than Derek Fisher can play in the NBA?

KNICKS R BACK
03-23-2012, 06:43 AM
brittany griner looks like felicia from friday...you know, deebos girlfriend...lmfao spitting image

MagicBucsSox
03-23-2012, 06:43 AM
She'd be the second best player on Orlando , that's no punchline

LakersLockdwn
03-23-2012, 08:39 AM
Id take Candice Parker off the bench over Steve blake any day

CubZwin38
03-23-2012, 09:26 AM
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1918668,00.html

LongIslandIcedZ
03-23-2012, 09:35 AM
She woulnt stand a chance.

ZHawk1123
03-23-2012, 09:37 AM
no woman can make the NBA, sorry. I hate to sound sexist, but basketball is arguably the hardest sport for women to compete with men at.

That would definitely be football... But I understand your point.

rhymeratic
03-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Absolutely... I could see her being a poor man's Jared Jefferies EASY!

MrfadeawayJB
03-23-2012, 10:46 AM
shelden williams would dominate him

CHILL20
03-24-2012, 12:25 AM
Women's sports for the most part are embarrassing snooze fests.

I'd love for a D3 college team to play the best WNBA team, massacre them, and have all women's sports just go out of business from the terrible publicity.

Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

I find myself asking the same question when I watch the Charlotte Bobcats, New Jersey Nets, Torronto Raptors hell sometimes even the Atlanta Hawks play...yet people still watch them. The Charlotte Bobcats can only HOPE their stadium is as packed as a WNBA game or even womens NCAA on a nightly basis.

aussie
03-24-2012, 12:30 AM
troll thread?

jammastershake
03-24-2012, 12:40 AM
She would ride the bench of any high school men's varsity team in america, and maybe even in like canada.

waveycrockett
03-24-2012, 12:51 AM
If she belongs in the NBA Eddy Curry Deserves to be on the Allstar team

LASportsFan1996
03-24-2012, 01:09 AM
I Hope This Question Isn't Serious. The Answer Is Hell ****en No

ilstubirds
03-24-2012, 01:15 AM
I'd like to see the WNBA champs verse the NCAA Men champs in an exhibition.

If they win that game I'll be willing to give her a shot.

Unless this is sarcasm, some people just don't get it. If Kentucky really played an all out press defense, the WNBA team wouldn't get it across half court. Unless they somehow got in the bonus, they wouldn't even score.


I feel pretty confident she could find a spot on a D3 team. Do you realized how pathetic the post players are in D3? Just look at how much trouble your low major D1 teams have at finding halfway decent big men. D3 players aren't really that good. At all.

It doesn't matter how good they are. A guy can give up 6 inches and still dominate her. She' not nearly as quick or strong; there's no way. I'll give you high school basketball though.

Lim
03-24-2012, 01:43 AM
i wonder how tall her parents are? that's one huge *****

waveycrockett
03-24-2012, 01:49 AM
d

waveycrockett
03-24-2012, 01:50 AM
i wonder how tall her parents are? that's one huge *****

Dont say that to her face. She might smack you with her clit!

AntiG
03-24-2012, 01:56 AM
Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

They lose millions every single year for the NBA owners, who subsidize them, but are kept around for the good of the game and because having women's basketball around keep young girls loving basketball, and that equals money into the NBA businesses' pockets in terms of increased female fan population. This is why a couple years ago when the WNBA players almost tried to go on strike to demand higher pay quoting "equal pay for equal work", the owners told them to shove it and showed them their awful economic numbers and they went back to work.

BigBongTheory
03-24-2012, 02:33 AM
Lingerie football league is awesome.

NoahH
03-24-2012, 02:01 PM
I'd like to see the WNBA champs verse the NCAA Men champs in an exhibition.

If they win that game I'll be willing to give her a shot.

It would not even be close.

ManningToTyree
03-24-2012, 02:14 PM
I think it is a dude, so probably.

kenzo400
03-24-2012, 02:17 PM
I'd like to see the WNBA champs verse the NCAA Men champs in an exhibition.

If they win that game I'll be willing to give her a shot.

I bet they would. NCAA is way too unorganized. It's no wonder people like betting on the games, because upsets aren't that unlikely.

THE GIPPER
03-24-2012, 02:29 PM
I bet they would. NCAA is way too unorganized. It's no wonder people like betting on the games, because upsets aren't that unlikely.

You serious?

kenzo400
03-24-2012, 02:32 PM
You serious?

I'm not trying to hate on the NCAA, but it's not a professional league. The best players come out of there but do you wonder why they very rarely win championships?

It's college basketball and most of the players on these teams are not trying to have a career in basketball, it's just something they do on the side.

THE GIPPER
03-24-2012, 02:34 PM
I'm not trying to hate on the NCAA, but it's not a professional league. The best players come out of there but do you wonder why they very rarely win championships?

It's college basketball and most of the players on these teams are not trying to have a career in basketball, it's just something they do on the side.

You think a WNBA team could beat a div 1 bball team?

j11430
03-24-2012, 02:37 PM
While this is a funny idea, in all seriousness she couldn't. She's only 6'8" which is short for a center and doesn't have much of a shooting game outside of about 4 feet from the hoop. I heard a stat about her the other day, she had the first women's game ever with multiple dunks. The fact that that's a big deal in women's basketball shows the total difference in talent level. She would never stand a chance

D.O.N.
03-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Imagine her 1on1 against Pekovic for example (6'11 300)...

i would allow her to use a knife to make it somewhat fair...

heyman321
03-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Imagine her 1on1 against Pekovic for example (6'11 300)...

i would allow her to use a knife to make it somewhat fair...

Lmao!

tredigs
03-24-2012, 03:18 PM
I'm not trying to hate on the NCAA, but it's not a professional league. The best players come out of there but do you wonder why they very rarely win championships?

It's college basketball and most of the players on these teams are not trying to have a career in basketball, it's just something they do on the side.

Hahaha. You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about. You would be shocked just how all encompassing it is. It IS your life, you just do your best to fit everything else in.

To answer the OP's question, clearly no. In women's basketball she's an athletic freak and dominant presence in the mold that Shaq was to the men's game. Only problem is that she's a fairly slow/unathletic 6'8" player who can't jump particularly well and has weak handles/shooting. No hate on the ladies, but she would be laughed out of the D. League tryouts and could not play for any legitimate D1 college team.

BALLER R
03-24-2012, 03:26 PM
can we at least all agree that out of the major sports in north america baseball is probably the most likely one a woman can make.

Trueblue2
03-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Greco-Roman Wrestling :eyebrow:

There's plenty of girls in wrestling... I had to wrestle a girl in high school (which would have been cool except my weight class was 171).

tredigs
03-24-2012, 03:59 PM
can we at least all agree that out of the major sports in north america baseball is probably the most likely one a woman can make.

Hah - yeah, that would be the one with the least athleticism/contact involved - and it's an olympic sport for women (sort of), so that's true.

Even there, it would have to be an insanely fast (for a woman) slapstick hitter who could get on base and steal bases while not being a liability playing first base or possibly left/right field if she had a great arm.

kenzo400
03-24-2012, 04:17 PM
You think a WNBA team could beat a div 1 bball team?

Depends what kind of game is played. If you are using NCAA rules then probably not. Under the current NBA rules i think it maybe possible. Although i would probably say that they could not beat a division one team. Perhaps ******** college teams.

kenzo400
03-24-2012, 04:18 PM
Hahaha. You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about. You would be shocked just how all encompassing it is. It IS your life, you just do your best to fit everything else in.

Wtf are you talking about?

iam brett favre
03-24-2012, 10:46 PM
She's what, 6'10 and dunking is a big deal for her? Get the **** out of here.

evadatam5150
03-25-2012, 12:21 AM
I saw this question on another site and it got me thinking. Can you tell me she isn't better than Thabeet? Or Luke Walton? She has the wingspan of McGee.

Anyone can play in the NBA, suit up and get on the floor I mean.. The question is could she compete in the NBA and the answer is NO.. I'm sure there are going to be a lot of guys with stories of their aunts sisters cousin best friend who schooled pick up game studs and sent them home to their mommy's.. Thing is even pick up games are a different world than the NBA.. Can she play, sure.. Would she produce or be able to compete at that level, I doubt it.. If she's going to make any bench in the NBA though it's gonna be the Lakers bench, most of those dudes couldn't get playing time on most collegiate women's teams.. Sad but true..

Alayla
03-31-2012, 05:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnqdm4Xq8Rg&feature=related
Sounds like it

Blitzbolt
03-31-2012, 05:09 PM
Put her in the Twolves and they make the playoffs that's how bad that team is.

justinnum1
03-31-2012, 05:10 PM
most manly voice i have heard from a girl

Laces-Out
03-31-2012, 05:20 PM
dumb question of the day goes to u sir

BullySixChicago
03-31-2012, 06:00 PM
I saw this question on another site and it got me thinking. Can you tell me she isn't better than Thabeet? Or Luke Walton? She has the wingspan of McGee.

NO why even ask such a stupid A question she can't handle a the NCAA men's league letalone the D league

netsgiantsyanks
03-31-2012, 06:06 PM
There's plenty of girls in wrestling... I had to wrestle a girl in high school (which would have been cool except my weight class was 171).

greco-roman wrestling and regular wrestling as you just mentioned aren't the same. greco-roman is more violent.

Bears99
03-31-2012, 06:17 PM
Women at the highest level of athletics are equivalent to male high school athletes.....

Kinkotheclown
03-31-2012, 06:48 PM
No. She couldn't even play in the D-League.

lmao can you imagine her up against howard, bynum or even better big ben or kurt thomas. Even if she made a hoop, they'd crush her


no, she's slow and not athletic... she'd foul out in 6 min...

Or someone would bust her up with hard fouls and beat her up before she cold even foul out


If she had a schlong

:laugh:

ichitownclowni
03-31-2012, 06:53 PM
No way. She is so nonathletic it is not even funny lol

SportsAndrew25
03-31-2012, 06:59 PM
She is not hot enough for me to bang, so no.

rhymeratic
03-31-2012, 07:02 PM
I say yes... to me she'd probably play like Jared Jefferies.

GREATNESS ONE
03-31-2012, 07:24 PM
No.

Burkey3472
03-31-2012, 07:39 PM
She dominates women's basketball because she is so much bigger and longer then everyone. She wouldn't have that advantage in the NBA and her lack of athletasism would be exposed.

ElFuturoDeESPN
04-01-2012, 12:04 PM
She is not hot enough for me to bang, so no.

So you're saying if she WAS in the NBA that you would bang her?

Flawless logic, as always. You're sick.

To answer the question, no. Biyombo would tear her limb from limb.

LongWayFromHome
04-01-2012, 12:12 PM
she wouldnt start on many good High School mens varsity teams

tr3ymill3r
04-01-2012, 12:40 PM
NO, NO, NO. She is the size of a SF and the only way she scores is close to the basket with put backs. She would average .7 ppg 1.3 rbg .3 bpg .2 apg. No guy in the NBA would want her to score on them so they'd block her every time.

daricoliver
04-01-2012, 01:02 PM
This is an absolutely ridiculous suggestion. She would not make it on most big time high school programs. She would never even make the team of a big time college program let alone play competitively. She would not even get a sniff in the D League let alone the NBA. She is not nearly athletic or strong enough. She would have no position. The men she would play against are so much stronger then her she could not defend them whatsoever. They are also so much faster than her. This is one of the most ridiculous suggestions I have ever heard of on PSD

rufo4100
04-01-2012, 01:31 PM
she could play for the Bobcats?!

nickmilo88
04-01-2012, 01:55 PM
HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! women's basketball isn't anywhere near the same thing as men's basketball...just look at the fact that she is 6'8 with a wingspan over 7 feet, and can just barely dunk a ball...She couldn't even play for a men's d-3 college team, let alone the nba....take the best woman basketball player in the world, and the last man on the bench on the worst nba team would dominate her..

FraziersKnicks
04-01-2012, 02:00 PM
Absolutely not.. Men's basketball relies far too much on athleticism and she has none. She dominates women's basketball because of here size.. Which would no longer be an advantage for her in the NBA.

BSardogan
04-01-2012, 03:02 PM
Wow wait is she that chick with the crazy monster dunks week in week out?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqRKL8lkWLw&feature=player_embedded

Damn. Definately. She could compete with athletic beasts like Blake Griffin. Maybe even an All-Star level player with the hops she's got.

aztr0
04-01-2012, 08:50 PM
No.

Hustla23
04-01-2012, 09:30 PM
I can't believe this thread has reached this length.

Anyone who professed even the slightest notion that Briner can do anything in the NBA can be safely put on the list of people who have no idea how basketball works.

At least that has been achieved.

akagiredsuns
04-01-2012, 09:37 PM
Wow it's pathetic the male chovanist pig attitudes in this thread. Feeling insecure are we? Women have come so far and have become equal to men in many aspects of life. Why are people so quick to judge that someone like Griner might not hang in the NBA?

Who are we to say she can't? It hasn't even happened yet, so there is no need to assume because when u do you make an *** out of urself and not me. Her potential is still huge. It's cool to hear about something like this happening. She is still a work in progress and that's the scary part, we haven't seen her at the top of her game. Wish her all the very best in her bright future.

People who think she can't cut it in the NBA are truly clueless and just scared at the notion that a woman can do a man's job on the court. This would make some of these spoiled overpaid thugs step up their game or end up having a talented female show them up. Griner is a beast.

Kuya_Clive
04-01-2012, 09:55 PM
Wow it's pathetic the male chovanist pig attitudes in this thread. Feeling insecure are we? Women have come so far and have become equal to men in many aspects of life. Why are people so quick to judge that someone like Griner might not hang in the NBA?

Who are we to say she can't? It hasn't even happened yet, so there is no need to assume because when u do you make an *** out of urself and not me. Her potential is still huge. It's cool to hear about something like this happening. She is still a work in progress and that's the scary part, we haven't seen her at the top of her game. Wish her all the very best in her bright future.

People who think she can't cut it in the NBA are truly clueless and just scared at the notion that a woman can do a man's job on the court. This would make some of these spoiled overpaid thugs step up their game or end up having a talented female show them up. Griner is a beast.

Anatomically, males are typically stronger and Griner's strength and length advantage would disappear in the NBA. The guys would be taller, stronger, and more athletic. No way she could hang in the NBA. She would get tossed around like nothing in the paint. This isn't about being sexist, it is true that her biggest strengths against her competition now would vanish. She's 6ft .8in. and 208lbs. PG's like Rose, Westbrook, Williams, etc. weigh as much as her and are 5in. shorter. People like Lebron are just as tall but have 50 lbs on her and are faster than her. She would just be extremely outmatched in the NBA. Only chance she got is if she develops an insane jumper.

SugeKnight
04-01-2012, 10:08 PM
Grrroooooooooooooooooooooovvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt ttt

PleaseBeNice
04-01-2012, 10:11 PM
HELL to the NO. She'd get BULLIED physically so bad

BlinkManJan02
04-01-2012, 10:14 PM
I don't think any women would at all unless they're clearly on steroids.

daricoliver
04-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Wow it's pathetic the male chovanist pig attitudes in this thread. Feeling insecure are we? Women have come so far and have become equal to men in many aspects of life. Why are people so quick to judge that someone like Griner might not hang in the NBA?

Who are we to say she can't? It hasn't even happened yet, so there is no need to assume because when u do you make an *** out of urself and not me. Her potential is still huge. It's cool to hear about something like this happening. She is still a work in progress and that's the scary part, we haven't seen her at the top of her game. Wish her all the very best in her bright future.

People who think she can't cut it in the NBA are truly clueless and just scared at the notion that a woman can do a man's job on the court. This would make some of these spoiled overpaid thugs step up their game or end up having a talented female show them up. Griner is a beast.

Are you so utterly clueless about the elite level of athleticism and strength professional athletes have. There is no magic pill she can swallow to make her as fast or as strong as the men. Its foolish. They would dominate her and make her look utterly foolish. I absolutely have no problem with women in the workplace, I believe in equality, but this has nothing to do with that. This is just madness, madness.

raiderposting
04-02-2012, 01:12 AM
Wow it's pathetic the male chovanist pig attitudes in this thread. Feeling insecure are we? Women have come so far and have become equal to men in many aspects of life. Why are people so quick to judge that someone like Griner might not hang in the NBA?

Who are we to say she can't? It hasn't even happened yet, so there is no need to assume because when u do you make an *** out of urself and not me. Her potential is still huge. It's cool to hear about something like this happening. She is still a work in progress and that's the scary part, we haven't seen her at the top of her game. Wish her all the very best in her bright future.

People who think she can't cut it in the NBA are truly clueless and just scared at the notion that a woman can do a man's job on the court. This would make some of these spoiled overpaid thugs step up their game or end up having a talented female show them up. Griner is a beast.

why is griner such a beast? because she ones of the tallest women in the wncaa and has a huge wingspan. Why can't she succeed in the nba? easy she is not athletic at all. She is 6ft 8 200 lbs and is slow as ****. what position will she play? she is way to slow and nonathletic and has no range to play SF. Can you imagine LeBron facing her, he would have 150 points. She is way to small to play center. I would love to see Dwight Howard and Andrew bynum posting her up under the basket she will get flown into the stands with a drop step. I named some of the best players in the league, keep in mind the worst player in the league will out muscle and shut her down.

Bishnoff
04-02-2012, 01:38 AM
no woman can make the NBA, sorry. I hate to sound sexist, but basketball is arguably the hardest sport for women to compete with men at.

I agree, at least with the first part. For any team sport that involves body contact (and therefore strength), females will struggle to compete with males. Unless they are hitting the juice big time.

Hustla23
04-02-2012, 01:47 AM
Wow it's pathetic the male chovanist pig attitudes in this thread. Feeling insecure are we? Women have come so far and have become equal to men in many aspects of life. Why are people so quick to judge that someone like Griner might not hang in the NBA?

Who are we to say she can't? It hasn't even happened yet, so there is no need to assume because when u do you make an *** out of urself and not me. Her potential is still huge. It's cool to hear about something like this happening. She is still a work in progress and that's the scary part, we haven't seen her at the top of her game. Wish her all the very best in her bright future.

People who think she can't cut it in the NBA are truly clueless and just scared at the notion that a woman can do a man's job on the court. This would make some of these spoiled overpaid thugs step up their game or end up having a talented female show them up. Griner is a beast.

:laugh: If this is a troll job, it is an expertly done one.

Lake_Show2416
04-02-2012, 01:48 AM
her voice can b in the NBA

WaltonSystem
04-02-2012, 01:51 AM
She couldn't play Men's College Basketball, let alone NBA or Euro or D-League.
Its nothing chauvinistic or sexist or whatever, its science and fact.
C'mon Son!

brooklynball
04-02-2012, 01:54 AM
Eddy Currys speed and jeremy lins weight...yah shed get bodied with no jumper

Raph12
04-02-2012, 02:06 AM
there is no pro women's football. There is barely women's football at any level. Its not a sport they compete in, outside some obscurities. Therefore I don't count it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihbIEC2ysE ;)

I agree that there isn't a women on the planet who could play in the NBA, Scalabrine would probably win MVP of the WNBA each and every season of his career.

DR_1
04-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Women's sports for the most part are embarrassing snooze fests.

I'd love for a D3 college team to play the best WNBA team, massacre them, and have all women's sports just go out of business from the terrible publicity.

Actually, I have no idea how the WNBA exists in the first place. I don't know a single person who watches that ****. How the **** are they funded?

I'm not saying she can play in the NBA, but if women want their own sports leagues let them have them. They work just as hard as us guys do, so this post, seems incredibly sexist.

Hustla23
04-02-2012, 04:17 PM
I'm not saying she can play in the NBA, but if women want their own sports leagues let them have them. They work just as hard as us guys do, so this post, seems incredibly sexist.
Well, I can work as hard as guys who are 6'7 and can sprint as fast as a BMW but you won't get people to watch me play.

LongWayFromHome
04-02-2012, 07:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihbIEC2ysE ;)

I agree that there isn't a women on the planet who could play in the NBA, Scalabrine would probably win MVP of the WNBA each and every season of his career.

Scalabrine? Hec dude, you would win the MVP every year in the WNBA. Scal would avg 50 pts per game.

R8Rfriar
04-03-2012, 04:05 AM
Griner would get abused in the paint

montazingmvp
04-03-2012, 08:51 AM
Anatomically, males are typically stronger and Griner's strength and length advantage would disappear in the NBA. The guys would be taller, stronger, and more athletic. No way she could hang in the NBA. She would get tossed around like nothing in the paint. This isn't about being sexist, it is true that her biggest strengths against her competition now would vanish. She's 6ft .8in. and 208lbs. PG's like Rose, Westbrook, Williams, etc. weigh as much as her and are 5in. shorter. People like Lebron are just as tall but have 50 lbs on her and are faster than her. She would just be extremely outmatched in the NBA. Only chance she got is if she develops an insane jumper.

Doubt she even weighs that much.

yaswaggin
04-03-2012, 03:18 PM
Griner is a monster. 6'8, huge wingspan, almost has the athleticism and foot speed of Zaza Puchulia. Her woman to woman and man to man defense is outstanding, she can guard any NBA guard on the perimeter. You don't break Griner's ankles, she breaks yours. Her crossover is deadly, but she rarely uses it because it is so lethal the NBA would ban it like Iverson's.

Being 6'8, she could overpower the dwight howard and andrew bynums of the world with ease. Her 10 inch vertical will stand no match in the NBA, she will jump out of the gym.

Her most impressive stat in her career? 2 career dunks in March Madness. Shes just warming up fellas, she could probably dunk twice a game on average in the NBA.

If you're wondering what position she could play, I think SF would suit her best. Shes more athletic then Iguodala, Gay, and LeBron combined. The reason she is not the NBA is because Stern veto'ed her from the league. He doesn't want his daughter getting hurt, yes, Griner is Stern's daughter. Don't tell anyone though.

IBleedPurple
04-03-2012, 06:26 PM
her voice can b in the NBA

This, and that's about it.

justinnum1
04-03-2012, 06:28 PM
i know nothing about the wnba, is there a rule that players need to go to college all 4 years?

DonnieMinaya
04-03-2012, 06:44 PM
foh with that ***

LongWayFromHome
04-03-2012, 06:47 PM
i know nothing about the wnba, is there a rule that players need to go to college all 4 years?

no. But your scholarship money is better than your WNBA salary.

Baylor tuition + room and board probably about $50k per year. Max WNBA salary about $90k http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/wnba-salaries.php

Plus, since the college game gets more viewers you have a better opportunity for sponsors once you move to the WNBA if you accomplish a lot in college.

felixng2012
04-03-2012, 07:00 PM
Maybe as a bench-warmer at best. Men have way too much of a physical advantage. Also at the people bashing the WNBA and women's sports grow up seriously. :rolleyes: Anyway NBA players are just too strong, weigh more, too fast, etc. It doesn't matter if your more skilled if the NBA player just blasts past you and makes a layup or dunk or just plain overpowers you.

I heard if your a top player in the WNBA you can earn around a million abroad or something? Is this true? I know the max WNBA salary is utterly pathetic not even 100k but I guess you can get endorsements though I doubt they would be worth much either.

Verbal Christ
04-03-2012, 07:57 PM
can the OP please put down the crack pipe. thanks!

daricoliver
04-03-2012, 09:43 PM
After watching her for a few games in the women's tourney, I am not the least bit impressed. She is tall and a decent athlete, but her shot and ball handling are suspect. She is wiry but not a powerful athlete. She will be a star in the WNBA where she belongs, but I think there are other players in the WNBA who are better overall players. She could not compete with men on any level above high school and she would struggle against solid high school male athletes. Please give up this ridiculous notion. It would never happen.

torocan
04-03-2012, 10:52 PM
Personally, I'm not sure if there's any women out there that would be viable in a front court position unless they were an off the bench specialist of some kind (like 3 pt shooter, or possibly a pure shooting guard).

I think if there was a starting position a woman would be competitive in the NBA, it would be Point Guard, since it doesn't rely nearly as much on pure physical strength if you're passing heavy vs layup/driving.

As for the quickness thing, we have to remember there's a very large range of speed among men and women.

While the fastest woman sprinters aren't as fast as the men, they're still pretty darn fast.

Usain Bolt - 9.58s
Florence Griffith-Joyner - 10.49

So, let's say we go by a 10% speed difference at the top end, that would still place a very fast woman as more than quick enough off the first step to blow past a ALOT of defenders. They wouldn't be John Wall or anything, but they could still be right up at the 2nd tier of speed.

On the issue of strength, there would be a definite drop off there. If we took a look at weightlifting as the theoretical maximum for measuring potential strength, let's say the ~75kg (165 lbs) there's a marked difference (we'll not talk about PED's for the sake of debate).

(M) Taner Sagir - 172 kg (378 lbs)
(F) Cao Lei - 128.0 kg (281 lbs)

That would be approximately a 25% reduction in strength at the top end. That would still place a freakishly strong woman as sufficiently strong to play an NBA position that didn't rely heavily on physical play.

This probably means that there are women out there who has the physical gifts (speed + strength) to play competitive NBA basketball, however the position that would be most likely for them to be successful would be on that isn't heavily size dependent like the PG position.

They would basically have to have freakish athleticism for a woman. Basically a woman who is on the far end of the curve both in terms of speed and strength, as well as having a very high basketball IQ, and they would of course have to play the game from Childhood and end up pursuing the game through college.

I'm sure some exist.

I just would expect that there are very few of them that would be truly competitive in the NBA on a starting roster, while there may be more than a few that could fit in coming off the bench especially in specialized roles.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2012, 10:56 PM
No way

PhillyBoomerang
04-03-2012, 11:00 PM
She Can be the first pick in the WNBA Draft

Blitzbolt
04-03-2012, 11:11 PM
I would so do her I like women with power.

You guys are haters.

TheNumber37
04-03-2012, 11:24 PM
Of course she could play. But she wouldn't be very good.

ewing
04-04-2012, 08:35 AM
I saw this question on another site and it got me thinking. Can you tell me she isn't better than Thabeet? Or Luke Walton? She has the wingspan of McGee.

I can tell you that

flea
04-04-2012, 08:38 AM
She would be better than Derek Fisher.

LongWayFromHome
04-04-2012, 09:36 AM
Personally, I'm not sure if there's any women out there that would be viable in a front court position unless they were an off the bench specialist of some kind (like 3 pt shooter, or possibly a pure shooting guard).

I think if there was a starting position a woman would be competitive in the NBA, it would be Point Guard, since it doesn't rely nearly as much on pure physical strength if you're passing heavy vs layup/driving.

As for the quickness thing, we have to remember there's a very large range of speed among men and women.

While the fastest woman sprinters aren't as fast as the men, they're still pretty darn fast.

Usain Bolt - 9.58s
Florence Griffith-Joyner - 10.49

So, let's say we go by a 10% speed difference at the top end, that would still place a very fast woman as more than quick enough off the first step to blow past a ALOT of defenders. They wouldn't be John Wall or anything, but they could still be right up at the 2nd tier of speed.

On the issue of strength, there would be a definite drop off there. If we took a look at weightlifting as the theoretical maximum for measuring potential strength, let's say the ~75kg (165 lbs) there's a marked difference (we'll not talk about PED's for the sake of debate).

(M) Taner Sagir - 172 kg (378 lbs)
(F) Cao Lei - 128.0 kg (281 lbs)

That would be approximately a 25% reduction in strength at the top end. That would still place a freakishly strong woman as sufficiently strong to play an NBA position that didn't rely heavily on physical play.

This probably means that there are women out there who has the physical gifts (speed + strength) to play competitive NBA basketball, however the position that would be most likely for them to be successful would be on that isn't heavily size dependent like the PG position.

They would basically have to have freakish athleticism for a woman. Basically a woman who is on the far end of the curve both in terms of speed and strength, as well as having a very high basketball IQ, and they would of course have to play the game from Childhood and end up pursuing the game through college.

I'm sure some exist.

I just would expect that there are very few of them that would be truly competitive in the NBA on a starting roster, while there may be more than a few that could fit in coming off the bench especially in specialized roles.

Marion Jones was the fastest woman in the world and tall at 5'10" and started 3 (FR-JR) years at UNC at PG got drafted 33 into the WNBA in 2003. Low draft position may have been because of her unlikeliness to play. She ended up playing when she was 35 and 36 and stunk.

I know the situation is kind of odd but still the fastest woman in the world only avg 16ppg and less than 4 AST in college. So the closest thing to what your describing was probably her and she wasn't "out of this world" good, she was just good, and that was just in women's college ball.

torocan
04-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Marion Jones was the fastest woman in the world and tall at 5'10" and started 3 (FR-JR) years at UNC at PG got drafted 33 into the WNBA in 2003. Low draft position may have been because of her unlikeliness to play. She ended up playing when she was 35 and 36 and stunk.

I know the situation is kind of odd but still the fastest woman in the world only avg 16ppg and less than 4 AST in college. So the closest thing to what your describing was probably her and she wasn't "out of this world" good, she was just good, and that was just in women's college ball.

Marion Jones really isn't a good example. She didn't start playing professionally until she was much older (she had other athletic pursuits). And you really wouldn't need someone as fast as Marion Jones, just a freakish athlete who was 100% basketball focussed with a high BBall IQ.

That said, I don't think we've seen one that actually fits yet.

A more interesting scenario would have been if Marion had started in her early 20's, and spent some time in the D-League first (women's B-ball doesn't really prepare someone for the NBA).

Still, entirely theoretical.

ichitownclowni
04-04-2012, 11:24 AM
Not gonna happen done

tapajafri
04-04-2012, 02:35 PM
absolutely not. what a stupid, "basktball-amateur" type question.

LongWayFromHome
04-04-2012, 02:44 PM
Marion Jones really isn't a good example. She didn't start playing professionally until she was much older (she had other athletic pursuits). And you really wouldn't need someone as fast as Marion Jones, just a freakish athlete who was 100% basketball focussed with a high BBall IQ.

That said, I don't think we've seen one that actually fits yet.

A more interesting scenario would have been if Marion had started in her early 20's, and spent some time in the D-League first (women's B-ball doesn't really prepare someone for the NBA).

Still, entirely theoretical.

what I meant was look at her NCAA career... nothing superbly special. now compare that to how she would have fared against men. Anyway, I do agree with you that IF it ever happened (it won't) it would be a quick PG.