What have you started Mark Cuban? Last week, Cuban claimed that he would consider selecting Brittney Griner in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft. Nearly everyone has weighed in on the prospect of Griner in the Association, but now we get the perspective from the always outspoken Charles Barkley.
“She can’t play against guys,” Barkley said, via Nick Birdsong of AI.com. “I mean, you’re going to go at her, probably aggressively, cause you’re offended that she’s trying to play against you cause it’s kind of an insult to you. But she can’t play with men and I think whether she plays against a guy who has no…cause most of those guys, let’s…who are we kidding? Ninety to 95 percent of those guys who play in the summer league are never going to play in the NBA.”
Later, the conversation switches to UConn women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma, who said that Cuban picking Griner would be a “sham” and Sir Charles said the following:
“I agree with Geno,” Barkley continued. “I mean, if you brought her in, yeah they’d sell some tickets to the summer league which I don’t understand what type of loser would go to the summer league anyway. But I agree with Geno 100 percent. A girl can’t play against men. It’s just a publicity (stunt). Mark’s one of my great friends, great friends. But a woman can’t play against a man.”
Tell 'em how you feel, Charles. Tell 'em how you feel!
[via Larry Brown Sports]