Thursday, March 4, 2010

Best Little Catfight in Texas

Brittney Griner, the Baylor freshman famous for her dunks, just added a few new bullets to her resume: a short fuse and a wicked right hook. Griner tangled with Texas Tech forward Jordan Barncastle in last night's Baylor-Texas Tech game and things got a little heated. As you can see in the video, Barncastle flung Griner after the two had locked arms going for a rebound. Griner, clearly feeling that Barncastle's do-see-do skills were subpar, reacted as any entitled athlete would and punched her in the face.

Sadly for women's basketball this is one of the only clips of the sport that is likely to be shared this season. The only chance for more clips would involve Griner dunking. Given that she is likely to be suspended for a good while, we may not see that again this year.

Here's a video of Griner throwing a few down during a high school playoff game. She makes it look awful easy. Between the dunks and the punches, Griner may find she has more room to operate down low going forward. I'm not sure too many college players are going to try to intimidate her after seeing how she handled Jordan Barncastle. Better to give her the lane and get out of the way...unless you like being YouTubed.

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