WNBA star Brittney Griner detention extended in Russia till 2nd July!

WNBA star Brittney Griner detention extended in Russia till 2nd July!

Brittney Griner, the famous American National Basketball player is a legend player of Phoenix Mercury which is in association with Women NBA. She is been awarded multiple times for her exclusive talent. She was into basketball since her childhood and retained her first position among the nation’s women during her school days. She got selected for the Olympics team and justified her selection with her prolific performance. She was the most outstanding player in the Final Four. She was in the winning team of the 2016 Olympics team and stood 2nd in the 2020 Olympics.

Brittney Griner Early Life:

She came into the world on 18th October 1990 in Houston, Texas, in the United States. She completed her schooling at Nimitz High School and went for further education at Baylor in the year 2009. She was on the college basketball team and played for Baylor Lady Bears. She was noticed and got selected by the Phoenix Mercury basketball team in 2009. She was named the AP Player of the year in 2012.

What is Brittney Griner height?

She is a 6 feet 9-inch tall American star basketball player and weighs around 93 kg.

Brittney Griner Family:

Brittney Griner was born to Raymond Griner and Sandra Griner in Houston, Texas. She has two siblings sisters Pier Griner, and Shkera Griner, and a brother Decarlo Griner. She is an American National. Her birth sign is Libra. She believes in Christianity and follows Christian culture.

Brittney Griner Career:

The star player of Phoenix Mercury has been always the first pick for the team. She is among the WNBA all-star players with her amassing performance for the team. She is considered to be the wall for the opponents with her extraordinary defense skills. She has an average of 3 blocks per game. She missed her opportunity to play in the WNBA all-star match due to her knee injury and was substituted by Tina Thompson.

She was in the interest to improve her well-going career with her stats of 3.7 blocks/game, 15.6 scoring points/game, and 8 rebounds/game in the 2014 WNBA season. She along with Candice Dupree, and Diana Taurasi was considered the terrific trio of the Phoenix Mercury and led to the championship in the series.

Despite her seven-match suspension following her domestic violence trial, she managed to achieve a career-high record of 4 blocks/game in her WNBA 2015 season. In the absence of the star player, Diana Taurasi Mercury managed to reach the playoffs in 2015 and then faced a defeat against Minnesota Lynx, who went on to win the 2015 WNBA title.

She had an amassing season in 2017 with her 38 scoring points and 9 rebounds in the scintillating win against Indiana Fever. She missed 8 matches in the 2017 season with her knee injury. Mercury advanced to the semifinals with Griner’s star performance in the games and got defeated in the semis by Los Angeles Sparks.

Mercury was not fortunate in the 2018-19 & 2020 seasons with their loss in the stage games, and the elimination matches. She also starred overseas in the off-period of the WNBA season. She has been fortunate to play in China and Russia in the WNBA off-season. Brittney Griner Russian basketball campaign was a life-turning moment for her career.

Brittney Griner Personal Life:

The legend Mercury basketball star announced herself as a Lesbian in an interview with SI.com. She expressed her grief of getting bullied in her childhood and showed interest to work for the children to bring awareness to the bullying issue, especially in the context of LGBT people. She described her disappointment in not being accepted by her father for being a Lesbian. Brittney Griner parents are not in acceptance yet of her being a Lesbian.

She got featured on the ESPN magazine cover page and also had an appearance in the Taboo issue. She showed her love for her favorite animal snake by a picture of her holding a snake and asked the people to look at them from a different perspective.

WNBA’s Brittney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges

She has been the first gay to be in contract with the brand and do endorsements for Nike. She is in continuous modeling assignments with the brand for their menswear clothes barring the gender specifics.

She got engaged to her WNBA mate Glory Johnson on 14th August 2014. Soon they were arrested in April 2015 on assault charges with injuries in the fight in their Arizona home. Following the incident, they still got married the very next month on 15th May 2015. The couple announced Glory’s pregnancy on 4th June and the next day Griner filed charges of fraud against Glory. Brittney Griner wife Glory was blessed with twin girls and Griner was compelled to pay child support to Glory. They parted their ways in 2016 and Brittney got engaged to Cherelle and tied the knots in June 2019.

Brittney Griner national anthem stands: She got into the controversy to stop playing of national anthem before the sporting events in protest of Breonna Taylor’s killing as a part of George Floyd’s protest.

Brittney Griner Net worth:

The American basketball star is sourced to earn from her basketball matches and also from her endorsements with various top brands and commercials. She is estimated to have a net worth of around $ 5 million. She signed a contract overseas in her tour of 4 months to China of $600k with Zhejiang Golden Bulls for the WCBA season.

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Brittney Griner faces trouble in Russia with extended detention:

IS Brittney Griner still in custody? 

Brittney was arrested at the Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow on 17th Feb 2022. She was alleged of carrying the hash oil vape cartridges. She has been in detention for 117 days by the Russian officials and they announced a further extension of 18 days in the month of June. She will be facing an extended pre-trial on 2nd July with the extensive request of the investigators. As per the sources from The NY Times, Brittney would be put behind the bars for up to 10 years if found guilty. She has been in trouble in the country which has no favor with the LGBTQ members including Brittney Griner.

FAQs:

How tall is Brittney Griner?

  • The American WNBA basketball star is 6 feet 9 inches tall.

Is Brittney Griner a man?

  • No, she is a woman and is married to Cherelle Griner since 2019. Brittney Griner wife Cherelle Watson came into her life after Brittney Griner ex-wife Glory moved out of Griner’s life.

Is Brittney Griner transgender?

  • No, she is a famous women’s basketball star with outstanding achievements in her field.

What is the number of Brittney Griner dunks?

  • She has 23 dunks in her career. She scored 17 dunks in her regular season, one in the final four, and 5 in all-star games.

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