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VIDEO: Rex Chapman says Brittney Griner can’t play in the NBA on Dan Patrick Show

Rex Chapman, Ashley Judd

Former Kentucky player Rex Chapman, right, poses with actress Ashley Judd after an NCAA college basketball game between Kentucky and LSU at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Kentucky defeated LSU 75-70. (AP Photo/James Crisp)


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The former Kentucky star and NBA veteran guard Rex Chapman was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday to discuss comments he made about Brittney Griner and her chances of playing in the NBA. The former UK standout does not believe Griner could of held her own in this month’s McDonald’s All-American Game let alone the NBA or D-League.

Chapman went on to compare high-level Division I women’s basketball, including UConn’s championship win over Louisville, to very competitive boys’ jayvee high school basketball.

These comments will sure to spark negative reactions from many in the basketball community. The entire interview can be seen in the video above.

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