Candace Parker

Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark

Brittney Griner would love to be the second woman to dunk in the Olympics, though it's not the piece of history she really hopes to get.

That individual goal would be setting the shot block record.

"That's the one I really want," the 6-foot-8 Griner said. "Dunking is nice, but blocking shots helps us defensively and also can lead to offense."

The problem for the Phoenix Mercury center is that no one really knows what that shot block mark might be since there is no official Olympic record book.

"Really? Well then I'll just have to set it," Griner said with a smile. "And blocked shots help us win."

Two marks that are...