Brittney Griner

The WNBA star said she considered taking her own life while in captivity, but feared her family would never be able to retrieve her body.
“The Mercury fully support Brittney and we will continue to work together on a timeline for her return,” the team said in a statement.
Griner led Team Stewart, captained by the New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart, to a 143-127 win in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday.
“We’re just working with Phoenix to make sure we have a good plan going forward,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said Friday on ESPN.
The WNBA says Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury teammates were confronted by a “provocateur” at a Dallas airport on Saturday.
Vanessa Nygaard called out LA spectators after Griner's first game since being jailed in Russia.
Vice President Kamala Harris, Billie Jean King and more were on hand as Griner's Phoenix Mercury faced the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday.
Griner dropped 10 points and three rebounds in her first WNBA preseason game after spending nearly 10 months detained in Russia.
The WNBA star returned to the states in December 2022 after nearly a year in Russian prison.