Brittney Griner is the current talk of the town in the basketball community. For the last couple of days, she has been making headlines for various reasons. Yet, this is not the first time she has gone viral on the internet. The WNBA star became a trending topic around the world after she was arrested in Russia for carrying vape cartridges containing marijuana oil. What conspired after her detainment was very unfortunate.
Brittney Griner was not allowed to directly communicate with her family or representatives in the United States. She would write her people letters describing the horrid conditions she was being put through. Her arrest sparked rage all over the world and fans were fighting for her justice. She eventually returned to America in December via a prisoner swap.
The swap took place in an airport located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A CCTV camera captured the exact moments Griner was swapped for convict Viktor Bout. The latter had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for funding terrorist organizations and killing innocent people. One of the US representatives was present there and took a video of Griner as she settled into her seat on board the flight. This particular video went viral and had people wondering if she was related to comedian Pete Davidson.
Brittney Griner was once mistaken for Pete Davidson in a viral video
The footage that went viral on the internet was of Brittney Griner showing her excitement to get back home. To many people, the Phoenix Mercury center seemed unrecognizable considering the struggle she went through in Russia. Similarly, fans even thought she looked like Pete Davidson, one of the biggest comedians in Hollywood. There were several reasons why they thought she was Pete.
To begin with, her outfit looked like something Davidson would wear regularly, oversized shirts, a beanie, sweatshirt on the inside. Pete is known for his overly casual look as well. This became a viral topic on the internet and fans began to wonder if both of them were related. Unfortunately, they aren’t related to each other at all. Both individuals are of different families and descents as well which makes it even more obvious. During her recent appearance at the Met Gala, Griner was once again compared to Pete.
Are Brittney Griner and Pete Davidson related? They look alike. https://t.co/K6YNcoQvDk
— Bobby D. (@RealSaltySlim) May 2, 2023
Regardless of what the assumption may be, Griner has always pushed herself to be unique. She is one of the only individuals in the WNBA who can consistently dunk the ball. She set herself apart with her height as well. Griner has used all of these as assets and won herself laurels in the sport of basketball. Ironically, even Davidson has had a similar road to success in Hollywood. His uniqueness is what helped him kick-start a successful career.