(’Coach’ Mode: Michael Cooper impregnates opposing team’s center)
I love Bob Huggins and his breast pocket mini bottles being in the Final Four, and Butler is a great story, especially in Indy. But if I could pick one game to attend this weekend at gunpoint it’s Brittney Griner vs. The Streak in San Antone on Sunday.
The sports media finally has a legitimately compelling women’s basketball matchup, but somehow the Sunday game isn’t getting more than the normal, politically-correct deference the women’s Final Four always receives. At least so far.
As I’ve written on more than one occasion here, Griner has a chance to be the Gretzky of not just women’s basketball, but the most dominant female athlete in the history of women’s team sports. Her dominant physical skills are like nothing we’ve ever seen from a team sport female.
In other words, she can dunk. Easily. That’s everything. Read more…
Baylor women’s basketball player Brittney Griner previously made headlines for her tall 6′ 8″ frame and her ability to dunk. Now she’s making headlines again, but for the wrong reasons.
Griner was ejected from last night’s game against Texas Tech after throwing a punch at an opponent. Griner became tangled up with the Red Raiders’ Jordan Barncastle under the net, when Barncastle grabbed Griner by the arm and roughly spun her away. Brittney responded by delivering a fist to Jordan’s jaw.
Ian Thomsen of SI.com reports today that NBA Commissioner David Stern recently said there was a reasonable possibility that a woman could soon play in the NBA:
(Baylor’s Brittney Griner: 1st Woman Who Can Dunk Easily)
On Tuesday in the conference room outside his NBA office in Manhattan, I asked the commissioner whether we’ll see a woman playing in his league someday.
“Sure,” he said matter-of-factly. “I think that’s well within the range of probability.”
He (Stern) knows, I know and now you know there is a good chance it’s going to happen, simply because the most important man in basketball has hereby declared it could and should happen.
When Stern was asked if a woman could join the league in the next ten years, he said, “I think we might. I don’t want to get into all kinds of arguments with players and coaches about the likelihood. But I really think it’s a good possibility.”
Thomsen then proceeded to get reax about the prospect from varying NBA sources, including players, coaches and league executives. Read more…
That’s the coolest dunk I can really remember seeing, except perhaps watching Baylor freshman Britney Griner become the first woman ever to throwdown with ease.
I’ve posted the videos of their dunks after the jump. Be sure to vote, interested in what you all think. I’m going with Griner, since she’s absolutely a pioneer in being able to do what she does. I honestly think she could completely change women’s basketball if she gets the proper amount of exposure and marketing. Read more…
If you guessed throwing down dunks again, you’re right. BALL DON’T LIE has video from a recent Nimitz playoff game, and not surprisingly, she’s still dominating. You can see her dunk–not like girldunk like when Lisa Leslie barely got the ball over the hoop or David Robinson’s yawners, I mean with authority and hanging on the rim with one hand. She doesn’t do it over anyone in the highlights, which is a shame. I mean, it’s bad enough when a guy dunks right in your face, but what do you call it when a girl does it? Teabagging is right out, but what is it? Clambaking? Leave suggestions in the comments.
When Brittney Griner started playing basketball at Houston’s Nimitz High School as a freshman, she was already pretty tall for a girl her age. She was already 6 feet, and over the last few years she’s continued growing. And when I say continued growing, I mean like a tree on steroids. Here’s a picture of Brittney now:
She’s currently 6′8″ and absolutely dominating the girls high school basketball scene in Houston - and nationally as well, since she’s considered the number one recruit in the Class of 2009. Using her size, Brittney has averaged 27.1 points, 12.6 rebounds, and an incredible 9.4 blocks per game, all while shooting 68.9 percent from the floor. Brittney has actually outscored the opposing team in more than half of Nimitz’s games this season, and not surprisingly the school is the #1 ranked team in Texas. Oh, and as if she isn’t dominant enough already, doctors say she’s still growing.