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Women's hoops doesn't generate a lot of headline-worthy material, but there is exception because one particular player is just so exceptional.
The NCAA women's tournament ends tonight with top-seeded Baylor going 40-0 by defeating Notre Dame in the title game in Denver. A sincere congrats to an incredible athletic year by Baylor:
* Heisman winner in RGIII and an Alamo Bowl win for the football team, plus wins against Oklahoma, Texas and TCU.
* Men's basketball team that finished in the Elite 8 where it joined the ranks of getting spanked by Kentucky.
* The women's team will win it all, and features the best player in the nation.
Baylor people, enjoy this. This doesn't happen very often.
1. Sheryl Swoopes
2. Diana Taurasi
3. Lisa Leslie
4. Rebecca Lobo
5. Ann Meyers
6. Swin Cash
7. Katrina McClain (played like a really mean dude)
Forget Griner's dunks, no woman's player has ever affected an entire game the way she does, defensively or offensively. She embarrasses people.
About the only one I can think of who could compare is Cheryl Miller, but the competition she faced at USC in the '80s is not an apples-apples comparison.
Griner is so good because:
a.) She is 6-foot-8.
b.) Griner moves like she is 5-foot-8. Historically taller women who play basketball tend to be play stationary, and normally aren't blessed with the greatest eye-hand coordination. Griner is not some gangly, awkward young woman.
There is nothing another team can do to stop this Griner from doing whatever she wants. It speaks to her ability, and the giant gaps that exists in this game from one player to the next.
Women's basketball doesn't generate a lot of pop these days, but Griner is truly the exceptional exception that makes tonight's particular game worth a look.
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