OPINION — Brittney Griner is a spectacular basketball player. She played in the WNBA for the Phoenix Mercury and in college for the Baylor Lady Bears. She was the number 1 WNBA draft pick in 2013. She is a marvel with amazing statistics as a WNBA champion, all-star, scoring champion, blocks leader and defensive player of the year. Her college statistics are equally impressive going back to her high school years. And, she’s won two Olympic gold medals and two World Cup gold medals.
It would not be a stretch to suggest that Griner is the greatest female basketball player to set foot on a basketball court, ever. In the off-season, she has also played for the EuroLeague, China and the Russian National League. It is not unusual for American sports professionals to play professionally elsewhere in the off-season, by the way.