With Mercury forward Brittney Griner still detained in Russia, Skylar Diggins-Smith and the Phoenix Mercury will be honoring BG throughout the season while pushing for her return home.
“We didn’t forget about her,” Diggins-Smith said of Griner via ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss. “We think about her every day. We love her and we’re gonna continue to carry her legacy, her voice and play in her honor until she gets back here with us.”
This season, the WNBA is featuring “BG” floor decals and her No. 42 decals in all 12 arenas. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert says the League will keep Griner “at the forefront of what we do” throughout the season.
The U.S. recently reclassified Griner as “wrongfully detained” by the Russian government. Back in March, her detention was extended to May 19.