mark cuban brittney griner Mark Cuban: Brittney Griner should try out for the NBA

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn’t mind that Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner is a woman. He says he would be interesting in selecting the three-time All-American star in the second round of the NBA draft.

“If she is the best on the board, I will take her,” Cuban says, via ESPN. “I’ve thought about it. I’ve thought about it already. Would I do it? Right now, I’d lean toward yes, just to see if she can do it. You never know unless you give somebody a chance, and it’s not like the likelihood of any late-50s draft pick has a good chance of making it.”

He adds, “She’d still have to make the team. “I’m not going to carry her just to carry her. I don’t think, anyways. But I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to giving her the opportunity.”

Even if she doesn’t get drafted with the Mavericks, Cuban says he would be interested in having her come on board Dallas’ summer league team.

Griner took to Twitter to respond to Cuban’s offer. “I would hold my own!” she tweeted back. “Lets do it.”

This wouldn’t be the first time a female basketball star tried out for the NBA. In 1979, Ann Meyers tried out for the Indiana Pacers.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz