The US women’s team will retire Brittney Griner’s number

The team, which is about to start the World Cup in Australia, announced that until Russia releases the basketball player, the number 15 will not be on any national jersey.

number 15 of United States women’s basketball team will not be used until Russia free to Brittney Griner and returned home after being sentenced to nine years in prison for ´drug trafficof the court in Moscow.

“No one on Team USA wears the number 15 except for two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner. USA Basketball will honor BG when it takes the court in Sydney at the World Cup. The number 15 will remain reserved until BG come home”, said the statement published on the official account of WNBA Phoenix Mercuryteam for which he plays Griner in USA.

Brittney Griner

The United States women’s basketball team has entered Australia to dispute the world which starts with sydney October 1st. Brittney Griner became world champion and Olympic gold with the team in addition to being captain.

The basketball player is victim in russia after airport authorities found it in his luggage vape pods containing less than one gram of cannabis oil. He was arrested and brought to justice and the prosecution in that country requested a sentence of ten years in prison, the maximum possible for this type of crime. Finally the sentence was nine years and his relatives and lawyers insist that he is a political hostage amid tensions between Washington and Moscow. It tries to gain your freedom by a prisoner exchange.

Want to win a trip to Qatar?

🤩 Take part in the draw and don’t miss the chance to support the National Team in their debut against Saudi Arabia. TyC Sports will take you to the World Cup.✈️

Source: Tycsports

Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share article

Latest articles


Subscribe to stay updated.