The WNBA All-Star game in Chicago this past weekend was filled with celebrations and joy, but also a time for players to shine a light on their friend, teammate, and sister Brittney Griner.
“We talk about ‘We Are BG’ and what that means to us. Just trying to embody her spirit carry her legacy on, and just stay alert for her as far as what we can do in our efforts to help bring her home and really get that message out there,” Griner’s Mercury teammate, Skylar Diggins-Smith said.
For all WNBA players speaking out and shining a light on bringing BG home has been their top priority both on and off the court.
“I think the W does a great job; we have Brittney Griner masks,” Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale said. “We have 42 on our shirts, and I’m sure the rest of the league and people are wearing things with BG.”
Every single player for the second half of Sunday’s game wore Griner’s name and No. 42 on the back of their jerseys.
“Wearing the jerseys was a statement to show that we are BG. Yes, we have the shirts and the pins but BG is one of us. She’s our sister and, at the end of the day,” 2020 MVP A’ja Wilson. “We are going to do whatever we can to amplify the platform that we have to make sure that everyone is doing what they need to do to make sure that she gets home safely.”