After losing the women’s basketball national championship to Baylor Tuesday night, Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw had an interesting compliment (I think it’s a compliment) for Baylor star Brittney Griner.
“She’s one of a kind. She’s, uh, she’s like a guy playing with women.” Now that may not seem inflammatory, but the internet has questioned Griner’s gender many times in the last couple games. I can guarantee you that she wouldn’t have brought up the man vs. woman aspect if Griner was a cute little 5’7″ guard. I won’t go there, but I guess I don’t have to because Muffet McGraw did it for me.
Update: Later Tuesday night, McGraw clarified her statements:
“I would hope that it was clear to those in attendance at Tuesday’s press conference that my comments were meant to be complimentary,” it said. “Any attempt by others to read anything more into that comment is wrong [and] malicious.”
So it’s our fault you compared a 21 year old woman to a man? Ahh, I don’t think so.