Kyirie Irving made a special request before the season started

The Brooklyn Nets player spoke before the start of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans and left a powerful message for the President of the United States: “Release our sister Brittney Griner. Please, please.”

Brooklyn Nets started his 2022-23 NBA season before the New Orleans Pelicans in Barclay’s Center Y Kyrie Irving took the microphone to make a desperate plea, for Brittney Griner Libertyto the president of USA Joe Biden. Stephen Curry also made the same claim before the game of Warriors and the Lakers.

This is a unique opportunity that will not be wasted if he wants to hear his message, with the Barclays Center full, at the start of the new edition of the league, with the attraction generated by the figure of Kevin Durant and in New York. .

“You need to look wide and see what’s going on in the world. Free our sister Brittney Griner. Please, please, ‘POTUS’ (President of the United States), do your job, everybody do their job, take our sister home“The Nets point guard said in his speech, almost begging, to open the NBA season.

The case Griner had great importance for Washington because the only possibility of getting him back to the United States is a prisoner exchange through diplomatic channels.

The American basketball player was arrested in February at the airport in Moscow and brought to justice because found in having less than one gram of cannabis oil in vaporizer cartridges. He was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court for drug smuggling.

With all the tension between the two countries over the russia-ukraine war The prospect of Griner’s return appears more complicated and politically costly because Moscow is willing to trade him for an arms dealer jailed in the United States, ´The merchant of death.

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Source: EFE

Source: Tycsports

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