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Lynx 84, Mercury 71: It’s Time To Bring Brittney Home

Minnesota Lynx forward Natalie Achonwa ended her postgame media availability by passionately echoing a call to action with tears in her eyes: it’s time to bring Brittney home.

United States citizen, daughter, wife, two-time Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detailed in a Russian prison for 124 days.

“It’s a call to POTUS, to our VP, to the White House to bring her home,” said Achonwa, the treasurer of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). “She’s an Olympian and an amazing competitor. As much as I hate playing against her, it feels wrong being here in Phoenix and not [playing against her].