As a substitute of being a part of the opening lineup,‘s initials and jersey quantity will likely be emblazoned on the hardwood by all 12 WNBA groups because the league formally ideas off Friday night time.
“I want she was right here bodily,” Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley stated.
The WNBA all-star and Phoenix Mercury heart has been held in Russia since her arrest at a Moscow airport in mid-February. Russian officers claimed Griner’s baggage contained vape cartridges with oil derived from hashish.
Quigley and Chicago Sky level guard Courtney Vandersloot each performed with Griner through the WNBA offseason in Russia earlier than her arrest.
“We have been clearly there when it occurred and it may have been any of us,” Vandersloot stated.
Griner’s spouse, Cherelle, posted a video of her hugging Griner with the caption “It is GAME DAY!” whereas a wave of social media tributes have poured in with the hashtag, “We’re BG.”
Former U.N. ambassador Invoice Richardson is helping Griner’s household to assist safe her return, CBS Information has realized. The State Division signaledthis week in her case.
“We now think about Brittney Griner to be a case of wrongful detention,” State Division spokesman Ned Value stated earlier this week.
Terri Jackson, the chief director of the WNBA Gamers Affiliation, informed CBS Information she hopes Griner will likely be residence earlier than the season ends and stated lots of the gamers have been writing letters to her.
Griner’sis predicted to be Could 19.