“Right now, I’d lean towards yes, just to see if she can do it,” said Cuban. “You never know unless you give somebody a chance.”
The 6’8 basketball star responded with a tweet: “I would hold my own! Lets do it.” According to NBA records, the first woman to get a tryout with an NBA team was Ann Meyers Drysdale in 1979. She was a UCLA graduate and a U.S. women’s Olympic team star. Drysdales did sign a contract with the Indiana Pacers but didn’t make the team.
Griner ended her college career as the NCAA leader in blocked shots and the second-leading scorer in women’s college basketball history.