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Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner is a decorated basketball player who plays for the WNBA and has also played in Russia's UMMC Yekaterinburg.

As of 2022, Griner was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a seven-time all-star player.

Griner started her career early, and was named the nation's #1 high school women's player in 2009. That year she also began to play for the Phoenix Mercury All-American team. Griner then came out as lesbian publicly in 2013. She said she had previously been bullied for her sexuality.

In 2016 she won her first Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics. In 2021 she won a second gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

On May 8, 2015, Brittney Griner and fellow basketball star Glory Johnson married. The two divorced in June 2016 but had twins together.

Griner proposed to Cherelle Watson in 2018. The pair were later married.

The basketball legend and her wife had planned to speak for the first time in months on their wedding anniversary on Saturday. 

June 21 2022 11:00 AM

The WNBA superstar is reportedly being investigated for the “large-scale transportation of drugs” and faces up to 10 years in jail.

June 15 2022 10:50 AM

Russia had made it difficult to get access to the out WNBA star, who has been detained in the country since February.

May 20 2022 6:36 PM

The out WNBA star has already been in Russian custody for three months. 

May 13 2022 10:18 AM

The government has reclassified her case and a special envoy will negotiate for her release.

May 03 2022 1:41 PM

The basketball champion and Olympian has been detained in Russia since February. 

April 13 2022 11:01 AM

Retired basketball icon Lisa Leslie is speaking out.

March 30 2022 11:33 AM