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Brittney Griner

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Brittney Griner

Brittney Yevette Griner (born October 18, 1990) is an American basketball player. She is 6 ft and 8 inches tall.[1] She was the first NCAA basketball player ever to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. She came out as lesbian in 2013. She plays for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association.[2] She was signed by Nike to model their mens clothes.[3] Griner was born in Houston, Texas.

In February 2022, Griner was arrested by Russian officials for carrying vape pens in her luggage. She had been entering Russia to play with the Russian Premier League during the WNBA offseason. On August 4, 2022, Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison.[4] On December 8, 2022, she was released by Russia during a prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout.[5]

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  1. "Rivals". n.rivals.com.
  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/brittney-griner-lesbian
  3. Abraham, Laurie (4 November 2013). "How Slam-Dunking, Gender-Bending WNBA Rookie Brittney Griner Is Changing the World of Sports". ELLE.
  4. Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison
  5. "WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian detention in prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer". CNN. Retrieved July 16, 2023.

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