The arrest in Russia earlier this 12 months of WNBA famous person Brittney Griner made worldwide headlines. However few dug into why she was taking part in overseas within the first place.
At the moment, we hear how Griner is only one of many feminine athletes who discover themselves overseas 12 months after 12 months to play the video games they love, geopolitics be damned. All as a result of they will’t get a good wage in the US. Learn the total transcript right here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Visitor: L.A. Instances sports activities editor Iliana Limón Romero
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Commentary: Why Brittney Griner was in Russia, and what it says about ladies’s sports activities within the U.S.