Brittney Griner returns to play in WNBA: I appreciate everything a little more

Griner started her 10th season in the league

After putting the most complicated period of her life behind her, Brittney Griner is back on the WNBA court in a Phoenix Mercury jersey, 579 days since the last time.

“(Via ESPN) What I went through and everything, it just means a little bit more to me now. So I want to be able to stand. I was literally in a cage and could not stand the way I wanted to.

“Just being able to hear my national anthem, see my flag, I definitely want to stand. Now everybody that will not stand or not come out, I totally support them 100 percent. That’s our right, as an American in this great country”.

Griner put together 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 assists in the loss against the Los Angeles Sparks.

“By All-Star, I hope to be exactly where I want to be,” Griner said of the league All-Star Game in July. “Not having to limit my minutes.

“I appreciate everything a little bit more. That has changed. Tomorrow is not guaranteed; you don’t know what it’s going to look like. So I think that’s how I’ve changed.”

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