June 28, 2022

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Named Honorary All-Star Game Starter

Brittney Griner has been named an honorary WNBA All-Star Game starter.

On Wednesday, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert introduced the choice to decide on Griner, 31, as a WNBA All-Star starter, AP Information experiences.

“During each season of Brittney’s career in which there has been an All-Star Game, she has been selected as an All-Star,” Engelbert stated. “It is not difficult to imagine that if BG were here with us this season, she would once again be selected and would, no doubt, show off her incredible talents. So, it is only fitting that she be named as an honorary starter today and we continue to work on her safe return to the U.S.”

The All-Star starters have been voted on by followers, media and a physique of voting gamers. Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson have been chosen as co-captains, the information outlet experiences.

Griner has been detained in Russia because the center of February for allegedly having vape cartridges that contained hashish oil in her bag outdoors of a Moscow airport. Since being in Russia’s custody, the State Division has categorized her detainment as wrongful.

Her detention in Russia has been prolonged till not less than July 2, AP Information experiences.