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Old 11-20-2007, 03:22 PM   #46
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Default Re: Could Candace Parker play in the NBA?

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i remember about 5 yrs ago prime Venus Williams said she could easily play men's tennis.

so the 300th ranked man in the world challenged her and beat her 6-0.

Didn't know about this, but I remember hearing about Lindsay Davenport. Her husband played tennis on a high amateur level during his youth or something and she wouldn't play a game of tennis against him because she knew she couldn't defeat him.

We are talking prime Davenport, she was no. 1 in the WTA, and she didn't dare to play against a former amateur tennis player.

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At the Australian Open that year, the Williams sisters boasted that they could beat a man ranked past 200 in the world. As it happened, German Karsten Braasch (then ranked 203) was in attendance and took them up on the offer. He beat Serena and Venus back to back by the score of 6-1 and 6-2. Braasch noted that the morning of the "matches", he had played a round of golf and consumed several beers.[3] Afterwards the sisters revised their statement and stated they could beat men ranked past 350 in the world. Humorously, due to the expiring nature of ATP points, Braasch was slated to lose a significant number of points in the following few weeks and would drop below 350.


Anyway, it's the same thing for pretty much any sport. You watch a women's league and you'd think the best players might be able to compete on some lower level male league. But if you'd actually put them there you will notice how big the difference actually is.

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Old 11-20-2007, 03:30 PM   #47
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that story's ridiculous

after a few beers?

don't talk trash if you can't back it up
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:13 PM   #48
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It was actually 6-1, but he had already played some golf and drank some beers that day. From Wikipedia:


Here is an article/interview from the guy that beat them
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/s...543962,00.html

yeah thats it. thanks for finding that
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:15 PM   #49
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venus williams could probaby kick 90% of male pro tennis guys' asses on the streets let alone the court.

parker is pretty but he would get smashed on an nba court.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:14 PM   #50
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Okay.

Well has a woman ever played in the NBA before?

Ann Meyers was given a contract by the Pacers and made it past the first cut but didnt make the final team. And Cheryl Miller didnt make the NBA but she was drafted by a few mens leagues.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:09 PM   #51
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this thread is just screaming for some Reggie Theus "Hangtime" discussion.



how do Kings fans feel?
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:18 PM   #52
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this thread is just screaming for some Reggie Theus "Hangtime" discussion.



how do Kings fans feel?
Anthony Anderson?
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:14 PM   #53
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I'm sure the Hawks have a roster spot for her. She could then play with her future Hubby.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:23 PM   #54
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i remember about 5 yrs ago prime Venus Williams said she could easily play men's tennis.

so the 300th ranked man in the world challenged her and beat her 6-0.

I used to play tennis and I'm pretty sure any reasonable dude can beat most women minus the top players. If you are good enough to play tennis in college then you're good enough to beat the #1 ranked woman easily.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:38 PM   #55
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Default Re: Could Candace Parker play in the NBA?

No way could she play in the NBA. I have played against top players in the WNBA, and they are never even the best player on their pick up teams. She would have a difficult time getting minutes on a decent mens JuCo team.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:25 AM   #56
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Candace Parker would not even make the All-American H.S. boys team. To say she could be in an NBA team? Geez, you think she is better than Keith van Horn, Danny Fortson, etc.?
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:34 AM   #57
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HAHAHA YEAH RIGHT!!!! Play in the NBA??? PUUUULEEEEZZZZZZZ
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:38 AM   #58
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maybe, but she could be a 12th woman off the bench, ya never know... its not like durant has strength and hes one of the best rookies this year, if shes a good player technically, with good bball iq and is a freak athlete for a woman, than why not if eric piatkowski can stay in the league for as long as he has


Kevin Durant is probably the skinniest guy in the NBA and he could probably lift about 3-4 times as much weight as Parker. Girls strength and speed is so inferior to that of Men. She would have NO chance
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:41 AM   #59
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Its Called Defense!! She Would Get Torched On The Defensive End Of The Court. Also, If She Drove To The Lane And Got Fouled Bgy A Guy Like Dwight Howard She Would Probably Die. Seriously She Would Probably Have To Go To The Hospital. The Strength Differnce Would Be So Redicouliusly Huge...
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