Brittney Griner appears to be like thrilled to be again on a basketball courtroom together with her WNBA group … judging by this glimpse the Phoenix Mercury’s offering of her shoot-around sesh.
32-year-old Griner was all smiles Tuesday as she obtained some work in on the observe courtroom … only a couple days after she inked a one-year deal to return to her former group.
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Bear in mind … Brittney hasn’t performed within the WNBA because the 2021 season, when she averaged 20.5 factors and 9.5 rebounds to guide the Mercury to the WNBA Finals.
BG went abroad final yr to play basketball in Russia, however as you already know … she was arrested at an airport simply outdoors Moscow in February 2022 after Russia claimed she was caught making an attempt to smuggle vape cartridges into the nation.
Brittney was detained in Russia for 10 months till December 2022, when she got here residence in a swap for high-value Russian prisoner Viktor Bout.
BG vowed to return to the WNBA as quickly as she obtained residence … and over the weekend she agreed to a deal with the Mercury, the group that initially drafted her with the No. 1 general decide within the 2013 WNBA Draft.
Discovered a observe within the locker room, my associates 🤗 pic.twitter.com/OwA5IwxuSZ
— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) February 21, 2023
The season would not begin till Might, but it surely seems like Brittney is able to make a press release this yr — she already left her mark on a whiteboard within the Mercury locker room, writing “I’M BACK MF!!”
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