Brittney Griner’s highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country’s invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason.
Gray went 9 of 13 from the floor, and was named Finals MVP after averaging 18.3 points in the series.
Phoenix Suns team owner Robert Sarver was fined $10 million and suspended for a year after allegations of racism and misogyny. LeBron James took to Twitter to criticize the punishment.
The massive, nine-figure renovation project is set to be complete by 2024.
Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession.
Asked at the White House Friday about the prospects of securing Brittney Griner’s release, President Joe Biden said: “I’m hopeful ... We’re working hard.”
Brittney Griner reacted with little emotion. Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden denounced the verdict and sentence as “unacceptable.”
A judge in Russia has convicted and sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling.
Since Brittney Griner last appeared in her trial for cannabis possession, the question of her fate has expanded from a tiny, cramped courtroom on Moscow’s outskirts to the highest level of Russia-U.S. diplomacy.
Brittney Griner contends that she had no criminal intent and that the vape canisters containing cannabis oil ended up in her luggage inadvertently because of hasty packing.
Ahead of Thursday night’s ESPY Awards, three mobile digital billboards will drive around the streets of Hollywood that read “Bring Brittney Home,” in support of WNBA star Brittney Griner.
Brittney Griner was arrested in February at the Russian capital’s Sheremetyevo Airport when customs officials said they found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage. She has been jailed since then, facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Brittney Griner wore a t-shirt from Nipsey Hussle’s clothing line the day after Eric Holder Jr. was found guilty for the rapper and community advocate’s murder.
US basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges in a Moscow court on Thursday, according to Russian media sources.
Brittney Griner was arrested in February on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.
The Phoenix Mercury star could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs.
Derek Fisher is no longer head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks effective immediately.
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was detained at the Moscow airport after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage, which could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.
Starting Friday, those attending events at the Crypto.com Arena and the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles will no longer be required to show proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 or a negative test for entry.