Choosing Griner was a slam dunk

Originally Published: February 18, 2009
By HoopGurlz | ESPN.com

In 1990, I attended a commercial shoot of then-NBA rookie Gary Payton for Nike. The director of the spot asked the 6-foot-4 Payton to dunk a few times. Many, many attempts later, Payton, who became one of the NBA's greatest players, finished without performing any successfully.

This past spring, I was doing my own video shoot with Brittney Griner, a senior girls' basketball player at Nimitz High School in Houston. I, of course, wanted her to dunk a few times. About 10 minutes and ...

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