Will there ever be a female NBA player?
Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:17 PM
Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:25 PM
If you honestly think that, why does the idea of her trying out irk you? If Cuban picks her with a late second round pick, she really has the same odds of becoming a player that gets minutes as anyone else at that point in the draft. If she tries out and can hang with her teammates, is a good locker room presence, and gets a chance to prove herself, is it that big of a deal to you? Say she goes out and isn't good enough. It isn't like she will be the first player to not be good enough to play in the NBA, but at the end of the day you can respect her for putting forth the effort and making an attempt. She probably isn't good enough talent wise to be an NBA player, but if she works hard at it and tries out(and even if she doesn't make the team), she should be applauded for at least trying.
lol why would I applaud her for trying......that contract will take care of that lol/
No one is irked.....but she won't make it. And if she does...she will have little to no positive contributions on the floor.
"Friends come and go but banners hang forever." - Kobe Bryant
Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:41 PM
To me that shows that athleticism, genes etc are starting to catch up in women in terms of what they can physically do.
A few years ago a women had to be 6'9 or 7 foot to dunk.
But Maya Moore is 6 foot and I watch her do pre game dunks with ease.
So in a few more years who knows what they can physically do.
So the answer is yes, but she would be an athletic freak like lebron and even then would be a bench player.
"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen."
Posted April 06, 2013 - 03:26 PM
you all keep talking about talent and basketball ability and match ups...lmao.
Please erase all that thinking and move outside your regular mental box for 1 second.
Griner in the NBA = Biggest marketing gimmick in NBA history = lots of [expletive]ing money = Perfect for Mark Cuban.
Theres no way hes passing up this pay check. It doesnt matter if OTHER female players are more physically able or have more basketball skills because they have ZERO notoriety.
She doesnt even need to play. And when she does she will play in irrelevant game situations. All that she needs to be a NBA Super Star is 1 basket. Just one. The first female ever to score in the mens game.
The endorsements and money will poor in. She may need multiple agents. Breast cancer awareness, PMS, child brith.....she could take the NBA to a completely different fan base that otherwise wouldnt give a damn. And in the process that fan base will hear players like Kobe, Lebron and Durant say how much they support her in her efforts and what shes doing to inspire women all over the world...AND BAM! The NBA platform and brand just increased exponentially. So its good for the entire game, and ALL the players/team owners benefit by making MORE MONEY. So Stern will be in full support. Expect certain players to follow orders, take the dive and let her score. No poster shots, but still highlights. Dirk to Britney on the break and getting to the rim and dunking in a NBA game. Its NASDAQ BIG! Cuban would be a damn fool not to do it. And like I said, whats the opportunity cost for the Mavs? Who else are they gonna select that would make a serious difference??? Nobody. Look at drafts from the last 20 years. Theres players youve never even heard of. Odds are thats what they would not be drafting. So kill the regular NBA Draft State of Mind. It doesnt apply here.
I honestly dont think any of you understand the money making potential in comparison to a man. In order to get the point across Ill ask 1 simple question:
Q: What is the the largest selling consumable product in the USA?
A; Make up
Bron cant get a Revlon/Cover Girl Endorsement. Britney can.
Kobe cant be on the cover of Elle. Britney can.
Durant can be the spokes person for Tampax.....Britney can.
Now some of you will speak about how shes not hot or something childish like that. But women who consume the products dont give a damn. Its Girl Power. When shes dancing in the next Destiny Child's video ya'll will get the picture.
Look at what Danica Pactrick did in NASCAR. A redneck sport ran by racist good ol boys. A sport main stream America has a problem grasping on to. They have millions of fans and so does the NBA. But lets be honest its two different demographics. For the most part NASCAR fans are not NBA fans and vice versa. But when Danica won the poll at Daytona the entire nation tuned in to see what she would do. Even though they had no expectations at all. It was great just to see a woman step up and play with the boys. What holds Danica back in certain media outlets...its still NASCAR. Its still the league that Budweiser (alcohol) and Male enhancement pills (Viagra) built. Some brands have a hard time finding association with their products to their own core consumer base. Guilt by association is hard to overcome in this case. How could a female oriented product affiliate themselves with a sport thats known for rednecks that get drunk and beat their wives (weather its true or not doesnt matter). And her in a helmet doesnt help matters. Still this years Daytona 500 was the most watched NASCAR race of all time. And Danica is selling more merch this year than Dale Jr. A HUGE accomplishment.
Edited by LakersGAFan, April 06, 2013 - 03:35 PM.
Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:33 PM
Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:58 PM
It'll be tough. The men in the NBA are some of the world's finest athletes. Think about it, only a fraction of men's college players and overseas ballers even make it, and even less stay longer than 5 years (the average NBA player's career length). The rest, who are still really good basketball players, end up in the DLeague or in Europe and you never hear of them again. For a women to dominate at such a high level would be impressive and very difficult. It might happen eventually, but you have to keep in mind men have just biologically have evolved so that they have an advantage athletically during their prime years. If a woman can keep up with NBA players, more power to her, but I don't see it happening any time soon. If this is about women trying to be on the same playing field as men, I think there are many different avenues where gender discrimination is more prevalent and needs to be addressed, but the NBA right now just isn't one of them. And I'm really not being sexist at all about the situation, though, just objective really.
Posted April 09, 2013 - 12:10 PM
Mark Cuban loves to make headlines doesn't he? Thinking of drafting Britanny Greigner will just all be show because Cuban loves to be "outside the box". BG is like what 6'8? She will be the same height as most small forwards and some point guards in the NBA. And she plays center!! She will get destroyed!! She can't hardly dribble the basketball let alone playing small foward in the NBA. Do I mind seeing a female playing in the NBA? No i dont mind as long as she is good enough. Lisa Leslie is laughing at this idea right now. I truely don't believe any female is good enough to be in the NBA. Heck there are a lot of players in the NBA right now that doesn't belong in the NBA. Just because you see a chick playing ball with the fellas at a park doesn't make them good as the guys.
Edited by epicwolf, April 09, 2013 - 12:12 PM.
Posted April 09, 2013 - 01:14 PM
Don't see a female in the nba ever happening, not any time soon anyway.
Posted April 09, 2013 - 02:04 PM
You think if grinner was so good, she should have played with the men in college...
But realise, even the best players on most of the mens college basketball teams have little chance to make the NBA...
The chance of a female becoming an NBA rotation player are close to Zero percent...
The chance of a female trying out for a NBA team... probally going to happen...
It is good marketing!
You let a female on your summer league Team, and the building will sell out every time, even if she doesnt even get off the bench
A team will have an female NBA player, just for the publicity of it... its good buisness... thats why Cuban would draft her or sign her, becauses he is a brilient buisness man, who happens to own a NBA team
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