WNBA and NBA Reacts to Brittney Griner’s Sentencing

With WNBA star Brittney Griner being sentenced to nine years in Russian prison for possession of hashish oil cartridges in a Russian Airport, the entire basketball community has been vocal about reacting to the news and offering their support to BG.

On Thursday, Phoenix Mercury teammate Skylar Diggins-Smith gave an emotional response when she was asked about the WNBA proceeding to play following the news.

“Nobody wanted to even play today,” Diggins-Smith told reporters. “How are you supposed to approach the game with a clear mind when the whole group is crying before the game?

From Griner’s agent and both WNBA teammates and competitors, as well as players across the NBA, many have continued to shared their thoughts and sentiments via social media.

Skylar Diggins-Smith:

Lindsay Kagawa Colas:

Phoenix Mercury:

Connecticut Sun:

Stefanie Dolson:

Breanna Stewart:

Elena Delle Donne:

Jaren Jackson Jr:

Diamond DeShields:

Amanda Zahui B:

Arike Ogunbowale:

Kia Nurse:

Tyasha Harris:

Dawn Staley:


Layshia Clarendon: