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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Will you play a woman in the NBA?

Those who often challenge the limits usually have a header phrase: "Rules are made to be broken." Something that sometimes has a dose of reason, as long as it is not breaking a woman's physique. A note worth making considering the thought that has the owner of one of the teams in the NBA, who launched the controversial idea that a member of the women's part of your campus athletic male. The man in question is the U.S. billionaire Mark Cuban, who owns the cable television network HDTV and who also has gotten his Dallas Mavericks win the NBA title in the 2010-2011 season. Fulfilled that dream, now has another challenge: what if it was the first owner of a men's league team in American basketball daring to sign a woman to compete in the league of the stars? For in this challenge and has nominated: Brittney Griner, American University of Baylor, a young woman of only 22 years and has become the first university to reach 2,000 points and 500 blocks. And that neither is foreign "dump" the ball, something already done in 18 opportunities with its 2.03 meters tall. "If this is the best of the remaining (in the draft where you select the best rookie of the season), the certainly would select" Cuban said, an extroverted leader, known for his bombastic statements and never bites tongue. "I thought about it. Would you? Right now I am inclined to the other, just to know if she would be able to. But we'll never know until you give someone the opportunity (...) (once selected) would have to earn a spot on the team (...) I do not mind giving it a try, "the Texas franchise owner. Quick reflexes, the player immediately reacted on Twitter ("Let's do it," he wrote). And in this way helped to fuel the debate on mixed sport and the possibilities open to a woman to compete against their colleagues athletic NBA, where loads are brutal melee and play above the head, in the air is a constant.
However, if Cuban would select Griner finally, this was not the first woman facing the possibility of debuting in the National Basketball Association. In 1979, the Indiana Pacers in their training included Ann Meyers, star of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), but ultimately failed the test. While starting the manager of 54 years and sees a business opportunity: "Having Griner in summer league sell a few games," Cuban predicted.

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