It didn’t take long for Brittney Griner to hit the basketball court after returning to the United States. According to ESPN, Brittney Griner arrived at Fort Sam in Houston on Tuesday and immediately went to a local basketball court to play. This is the first time Griner has played basketball since she was imprisoned in Russia for over 9 months.
She was seen shooting hoops and working on her game just hours after her return. This comes as a relief to many who were concerned about Griner’s well-being after she was sentenced to two years in a Russian prison following a fight with another woman. “It feels good to be back home and able to play basketball again,” Griner told ESPN. “I’m just happy to be out here.” Brittney Griner said in a recent interview.
But thanks to some quick work by the U.S. State Department, she was released and able to return home. Now that she’s back, it will be interesting to see how Griner fares in the WNBA this season. She’s already one of the league’s best players, but this ordeal will no doubt be a distraction. Either way, it’s good to see her back on the court and doing what she loves.
It’s great to see Brittney Griner doing what she loves and staying positive despite everything she’s been through. We’re wishing her all the best as she continues to recover from this ordeal.