WNBA and NBA react to Brittney Griner conviction

After WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia for possessing hash oil cartridges at a Russian airport, the entire basketball community has reacted loudly to the news and offered their support to BG.

On Thursday Phoenix Mercury teammate Skylar Diggins Smith gave an emotional response when asked if the WNBA would continue playing after the news.

“Nobody wanted to play at all today,” Diggins-Smith told reporters. β€œHow do you approach the game with a clear head 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 share their thoughts and feelings via social media.

Skylar Diggins Smith:

Lindsay Kagawa Cola:

Phoenix Mercury:

Connecticut Sun:

Stephanie Dolson:

Breanna Stewart:

Elena Delle Donne:

Jaren Jackson Jr.:

Diamond DeShields:

Amanda Zahui B:

Arike Ogunbowale:

Kia Nurse:

Tyasha Harris:

Dawn Staley:


Layshia Clarendon:


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