Dime Q&A: Kenny Smith Says Brittney Griner Can Be The Magic/Bird Of The WNBA
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 6, 2013
I recently had the chance to talk with Smith about his picks for the Final Four, his thoughts on Brittney Griner playing in the NBA, and the NBA playoffs. Griner said she would be open to an NBA tryout after the WNBA season concluded. Of the challenges of competing against NBA players, Griner mentioned strength and size multiple times. Kenny Smith has been a part of the professional basketball world for more than 25 years. Louisville, who do you think is the most important player for Wichita State to shut down in order to win? Kenny Smith: They didn’t get there by one player, you know what I mean? It’s difficult to point out one guy on Louisville and I would say the same thing with Syracuse. He’s spent the past 15 seasons as a studio analyst for the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT and for the past three years, he’s been a studio analyst for the CBS’ NCAA Division I Championship coverage.
NEW ORLEANS -- Brittny Griner is more than ready to take up Mark Cuban on his offer to draft her. "When are tryouts?" Griner said to a handful of reporters at New Orleans Arena on Saturday afternoon. "The WNBA is where I'm at. That is whe…