Women’s Basketball Hall of Famers call for Brittney Griner’s release

At the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction Saturday, Penny Taylor opened her speech by calling on President Biden to bring Brittney Griner home.

“Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia for 114 days,” the three-time WNBA champion said. “BG is our family. She’s yours, too. The entire global sport community needs to come together to insist that she be a priority.”

Griner, a seven-time WNBA All-Star, plays for Taylor’s former team, the Phoenix Mercury. Taylor’s wife Diana Taurasi, who escorted her to the induction, is Griner’s teammate. Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after vape cartridges containing hashish oil allegedly were found in her luggage at an airport. 

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