Free Brittney Griner From Russia!

Brittney Griner is a international celebrity basketball player. The WNBA star is known for her ability to put on a show. With great height, Griner is able to dunk on offense. As such, she’s averaging 17 points per game for her career. She set a career high of 38 points in a duel against Indiana. However, she works just as hard on defense. She is averaging seven blocks per game while having a career high of 18 blocks in a single expedition.

So, with great talent comes great rewards. In 2014 she won the WNBA Chanpionship with the Phoenix Mercury. She’s also been named a WNBA All Star and Defensive Player of the Year multiple times. As such, she was able to represent the United States of America during the Olympics, and she helped the team win gold!

Even though she went to Russia to continue her basketball career, she is now stuck there in the middle of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine. This has sports fans worried and praying for her to stay safe as the attacks increase. Her supporters are posting “Free Brittney” on social media platforms. 

However, things took a turn as she entered an airport in Russia. The New York Times reported that cannabis oil was detected in her luggage, and she has been incarcerated there for nearly three weeks. No one knew Griner was locked up abroad, and this has raised many questions. For example, Damien Woody tweeted, “Brittney Griner has been detained for 3 weeks and we’re just hearing about it?” However, the WNBA Players Association were aware as they released a statement noting they “will continue to closely monitor and look forward to her return to the US.”

Even though she went to Russia to continue her basketball career, she is now stuck there in the middle of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine. This has sports fans worried and praying for her to stay safe as the attacks increase. Her supporters are posting “Free Brittney” on social media platforms. Mike Hill tweeted, “Praying for Britney Griner! Everything about her situation feels so wrong. Why would ANYONE trust Russia?”

This situation is similar to the time when Liangelo Ball was arrested in China for stealing out of a Louis Vuitton store. Former President Trump had to make calls to get him and his teammates released. Now, we wait. What will President Joe Biden do to help free Brittney Griner?

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