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Battier predicts female NBA player

Updated: April 6, 2013, 5:43 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN.com

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier, who has played several pickup basketball games with women over the years, predicts that the NBA is not far away from having its first female player.

"There's no doubt that in our lifetime, there will be a woman NBA player," Battier told ESPN.com after Thursday's Heat practice at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said Tuesday night that he would consider drafting Brittney Griner, the 6-foot-8 senior star ...

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