Could We See A Woman Drafted in the NBA?

NBA owner/jersey-wearing cheerleader/internet entrepreneur/Dancer-with-the-Stars Mark Cuban has floated an intriguing and possibly facetious trial balloon, positing that he’d consider drafting Baylor women’s basketball star Brittney Griner. “If she is the best on the board, I will take her,” Cuban said. Griner, for her part, was game:

Pouring a bucket of ice water on the whole affair was University of Connecticut heartthrob/coach Geno Auriemma: The fact that a woman could actually play right now in the NBA and compete successfully against the level of play that they have is absolutely ludicrous.” Don’t listen to him Mark. The Mavericks are a super boring team to watch–this can only help! Nobody claims Billie Jean King’s Battle of the Sexes mandated a desegregation of men’s and women’s tennis. But it sure was fun for a few hours.