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Offline Hemingway

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With some of the questionable talent evaluation and strategy that is put forth on this board, I'm not surprised a decent percent of the people here this a WNBA team could beat an NBA team.

A better question would be could a team made up of celticsblog posters beat a WNBA team if given enough time to practice?

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absolutely not, I'm not sexist or anything, but I think a man's power and strength alone can get them a lot of points. With Nerlen Noel's height and strength, all he gotta do is post all day. Not to mention athleticism, I just do not think any WNBA team can match up with a 76er team when it comes to speed, power, and strength

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Absolutely not. It's a different game
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With some of the questionable talent evaluation and strategy that is put forth on this board, I'm not surprised a decent percent of the people here this a WNBA team could beat an NBA team.

A better question would be could a team made up of celticsblog posters beat a WNBA team if given enough time to practice?

Fantastic. I'm in if it happens..

And why can't it? We have plenty of business professionals, a host of lawyers, etc. Pretty sure we could get the backing, handle the legal issues, and put together a respectable 8...

Try outs in September, coordinated by rollie mass, and a potential Xmas day showdown on Spike TV? Easy game.

Let's break out the knee pads, Icy Hot, and double pump fakes, fellas.
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Offline LarBrd33

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no chance. 

I'm pretty sure a Men's high school championship team would destroy a WNBA all-star team. 

Take the top 10 WNBA players in the world and put them up against Oak Hill or something... Oak Hill would annihilate them.  Just too much size, strength, speed and athleticism. 

However, that said... if Brad Stevens is coaching the WNBA team, I think they could win 40 games and make the NBA playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
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Also, you guys realize that there is no rule that says a women can not play in the NBA. If the WNBA allstar team could even come close to beating the 76ers wouldn't some of those girls get NBA contracts? Think about it.

Offline RAAAAAAAANDY

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This type of debate happens every time Alabama Football or Kentucky bball or some other powerhouse college programs put together a really good squad.

Bottom line... The Sixers don't have an NBA caliber PG on their roster yet two of the guys(Canaan and Jackson) scored nearly 20 PPG in college at good efficiency. That should tell you everything you need to know about the bloodbath that a game between a college/women's team and pro men would look like.

 

Offline LarBrd33

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Also, you guys realize that there is no rule that says a women can not play in the NBA. If the WNBA allstar team could even come close to beating the 76ers wouldn't some of those girls get NBA contracts? Think about it.
I guess Maya Moore is about the same size as Isaiah Thomas.  I wonder what would happen if they played 1-on-1...

But full game of WNBA players vs Oak Hill wouldn't go very well.  WNBA Centers are like 6'4.   Oak Hill's starting lineup contains a 7 footer, 6'10 player, 6'7 player and two 6'6 players.  Good luck. 

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Think of it this way: the best WNBA player isn't as good as the worst NBA player.  No way is a game even close.


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Offline Endless Paradise

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The Sixers have never even had the worst record in the league since they've started tanking, yet people still keep posing these strange hypotheticals specifically about that team.

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With some of the questionable talent evaluation and strategy that is put forth on this board, I'm not surprised a decent percent of the people here this a WNBA team could beat an NBA team.

A better question would be could a team made up of celticsblog posters beat a WNBA team if given enough time to practice?
I think we'd get crushed

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All true statements but intelligence and effort matters too and I haven't seen the 76ers play like that since the days of Allen Iverson.

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Think of it this way: the best WNBA player isn't as good as the worst NBA player.  No way is a game even close.


I agree. 

If the NBA average players ....like Jeff Green or Amir .....are playing for keeps......they women would dang lucky to get off any shot .  Every shot would be blocked , passes stolen ,   Most all stopped in their tracks in the paint .   These long guys can just reach out and take the ball out of weak hands . Like candy from kids.

Not sure they could even beat any bad D League team either ever.


Women would stomp the Celtics bloggers .....easy

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Wnba allstar team might have a shot against the best high school men's team, not sure though
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correct me if I'm wrong but this thread is really about the relative futility of the 76ers, right?
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