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American professional basketball player
Born: October 18, 1990 (age 31 years), Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 2.06 m
Listed weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
High school: Nimitz (Houston, Texas)
Spouse: Cherelle Griner (m. 2019), Glory Johnson (m. 2015–2016)
Parents: Raymond Griner, Sandra Griner
Siblings: Shkera Griner, Pier Griner, Decarlo Griner
HEIGHT 6-9 inch / 2.06 m
WEIGHT 205 lbs / 93.0 kg
BIRTHDATE Oct 18, 1990
COLLEGE / COUNTRY Baylor/USA
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In an interview with SI.com on February 11, 2013, Griner publicly came out as a lesbian. She also revealed in the interview that she was bullied as a child, explaining, “It’s hard. Just being picked on for being different.
Just being bigger, my sexuality, everything”. She said she is very passionate about working with children in order to bring attention to the issue of bullying, particularly against LGBT people.
Griner had previously come out to her parents in high school, which her father did not accept gracefully, forcing her to live with an assistant coach for six weeks during her senior year.
She would later write a memoir with Sue Hovey addressing bullying and self-acceptance, In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court, published in 2014.
In a 2019 interview with People, she stated, “People tell me I’m going to break the barrier and trailblaze. I just kind of look at it like, I’m just trying to help out, I’m just trying to make it not as tough for the next generation.”
In 2013, Griner was featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine. She appeared in “The Taboo Issue”. She is pictured holding a snake, which is her favorite animal because they are “misunderstood”. She says, “You just have to look at it in a different way.”
Her endorsement deal with Nike was the first time the company had signed such a deal with an openly gay athlete. Griner continues to push back on traditional gender roles as she regularly models clothes branded as “menswear” for Nike.
Nike spokesman Brian Strong said of signing Griner, “We can’t get into specifics, but it’s safe to say we jumped at the opportunity to work with her because she breaks the mold.”
In 2020, Griner, along with teammate Brianna Turner called for the WNBA to stop playing the United States national anthem before the games. She made her remarks after Mercury players refused to take the floor during a pre-season game in Bradenton, Florida.
Griner said she was protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor as part of the wider George Floyd protests.
Brittney Griner Yevette is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Griner is of African American ethnicity and has an American nationality. She is the daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner. Her birth name is Brittney Yevette Griner and was born in 1990 in Houston, Texas.
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