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Can a woman shoot for the NBA?

Originally Published: May 12, 2011
By Michelle Smith

Diana Taurasi can't count the number of times she has answered this question: Could a woman play in the NBA?

She turns to U.S. teammate Sue Bird looking for an estimate. Neither can come up with a number. And then she shakes her head, an indication both of the answer that's coming and her wariness of the topic.

"If you could put me in a machine that could make me 6-foot-5 and as strong as they were, I could play in the NBA," Taurasi said. "When you talk about how physically superior ...

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