Brittney Griner game for NBA
NEW ORLEANS – Baylor’s Brittney Griner doesn’t back down from a challenge, even if it’s the NBA. If Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban drafts Griner, as he suggested last week, Griner says she is game.
But what would it be like to post up a monstrous player like Dwight Howard?
“Woooh, I would finally see what it was like for everyone else going against me,” she said with a smile. “I would finally get a taste of my own medicine. I’m not going to change my shot, though. If you block it, hey whatever. “
Though Griner said she would accept an offer to try out for the Mavs, the WNBA is her priority. She’s expected to be drafted No. 1 by the Phoenix Mercury on April 15 and is already being branded as the new face of the WNBA.
“The WNBA is where I’m at, that’s where I’m going,” she said Saturday at the Final Four after being selected a WBCA All-American. “If I get a (NBA) shot, why not? Why couldn’t something like that ever be? Even if you don’t make it, at least you tried, at least somebody pushed the envelope.”
Would the physical play of the NBA, and the size and strength difference, be too much for the 6-8 Griner, who’s as skinny as free throw line?
“I would think it would be a little bit of a stretch for to go out and play in the NBA,” said Louisville coach Jeff Walz, whose team derailed Baylor’s shot a second consecutive title. “I’m not sure how she would fare against Dwight Howard. … I would hope that she’d just stay with the WNBA because she’s got the opportunity to make a huge impact and continue to improve what we already have.”
Griner said she can handle it. “Hey, going up against, great athletes, strong and … [For more on Brittney Griner game for NBA and taste of own medicine, click here.]