After being released from Russia, Brittney Griner plays basketball for the first time and executes a flawless dunk
Brittney Griner's agent told HollywoodLife that basketball isn't the athlete's "main priority" just yet after Griner returned to the basketball court after her 10-month Russian prison sentence.
After spending 10 months in a Russian prison, WNBA star Brittney Griner is gradually readjusting to life as usual. In a statement to HollywoodLife, Brittney's agent, Bryce Marsee, provided an update.
Following what she has experienced over the past nine months, we are concentrating on Brittney's mental and physical health. We are aware of her love ...
...for basketball, which has been taken away from her, but the representative informed us that for the time being, basketball is not the top priority.
Since her return from Russia on December 9, Brittney and her wife Cherelle Griner have been residing in a hotel at Fort Sam Houston.
According to Brittney's agent, if she wants to play, it will be up to her to do so. She has the holidays to relax and take it easy while deciding what to do next.
Her agent also said that Brittney will likely make a statement about her basketball future this week. She seems to have persevered through this in pretty amazing ways.
Paul Whelan, a former US Marine who is currently detained in Russia on espionage charges, is one of the people Brittney wants to assist.
Just before Russia's war with Ukraine started, in March, Brittney was detained for possessing marijuana vape cartridges. She was tried and convicted in August.
She had been transferred to a Russian penal colony in November before her release was officially approved, but despite her attorney's appeals, she was given a nine-year sentence.
Many Americans demanded Brittney's release and government representatives spoke out in opposition to her detention in Russia.
In exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who had been detained in 2008 on suspicion of planning to kill Americans, Brittney was freed.