Stephen Curry Advocates for the Release of Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner was named and has had a successful WNBA career. She has been WNBA Champion in 2014, she was named scoring champion twice, All-Star selection, and led the league in blocks 8 times.

She is also a 2 time Gold medalist in the Olympics and like every WNBA player, in the offseason she plays basketball in Russia.

However, while travelling to Russia, she was detained as-

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Vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage, which could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

After being detained for 4 months, she wrote a letter to Joe Biden asking for help- 

“As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I’m terrified I might be here forever,”

She is requesting Joe Biden to do everything in his power to expedite her to her home land. Superstars like Curry have come to her help to put more pressure on the President.

"I am very concerned about #BrittneyGriner and her holistic well being.    I urge U.S. government officials, including our State Department, to persist in working diligently to expedite Brittney’s release"- Stephen Curry on Twitter.

America and Russia have exchanged Russian prisoners for American prisoners before. Thus this might be the only way to get Griner back home.

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