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Brittney Griner Will Return To The WNBA This Season


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Brittney Griner’s story has finally had its happy ending as she plans a return to the WNBA's upcoming season.


Griner returned to America on Dec 8, after a 10-month-long detention in Russia. Griner was detained in Russia on February 17, 2022, after being accused of bringing marijuana cartridges into Russia. A court trial was held, and Griner was sentenced to prison.


A prison exchange between America and Russia meant that the star basketball player and double Olympic champion would finally be released on Dec 8. After returning to the United States, Griner was taken to an Army Facility in Texas for mental and physical check-ups. She then returned to her home and reunited with her family. Griner could be seen embracing her wife Cherelle.



Brittney Griner thanked everyone in her Instagram post

Griner released a public statement on Friday and thanked all the fans, colleagues, family members, and administrators for their support. She posted on Instagram and expressed her willingness and a keen desire to return to WNBA’s season.


In her Instagram post, she said that it's good to be back home. She also described the past ten months as challenging while thanking everyone who helped in any way.


“It feels so good to be home! The last 10 months have been a battle at every turn. I dug deep to keep my faith, and it was the love from so many of you that helped keep me going. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone for your help.”


She also thanked her wife, Cherelle Griner, her family members, teammates and support staff, the WNBA community, the legal team, activists, President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Blinken, and the entire Biden-Harris Administration.




She also supported the case of bringing other detained Americans back home while encouraging others to continue their efforts to ensure that all detained Americans return to America happily.



Brittney Griner wants to play NBA again

There were many speculations about Griner’s future in the WNBA. She clarified that she planned a return to the WNBA circuits with the Phoenix Mercury. The news of having Britney Griner back in the WNBA is refreshing and heartfelt. It’s lovely to see the star basketball player return to her normalcy.




The Phoenix Mercury will play their first match on May 19, 2023. It will be interesting to see how Griner performs in the coming WNBA season.

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