WNBA star Brittney Griner’s evolution | E:60

Published 2017-08-09
WNBA star Brittney Griner describes how she was bullied as a child and how basketball helped her cope with depression and open up to her mother about her sexuality. Griner’s talents on the basketball court took her to Baylor University, where she led the team to the 2012 national championship, and she was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Griner also discusses her 2015 domestic violence arrest on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument with fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, her then-fiancée. Griner also details how she matured and grew as a person while playing for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian Premier League.

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All Comments (21)
  • That's crazy that she's gotta pay child suport and can't get anyone pregnant.
  • Lisa Guinn
    Glad she made to the top she’s just on hold right now. You’ll get back up there. Been through a lot myself. Time will grow and heal and most importantly LEARN FROM IT ALL😇🤍
    I saw this story and it's pretty good, need more stories like these.
  • Sandra Gilmore
    I hope and pray she will be able to go home find peace. She had such a hard time of things in her life. I pray her strength well she is going through this time of solitude. Keep your head up and never be ashamed of who you are!!! The world loves you and praying for you!
  • ToxicGinger
    7:05 "Being here in Russia has definitely changed my life." ~~ Oh... sweet younger Brittney, you had no idea what the future would bring.
  • Deborah Hines
    I am reading your book and I since I am sixty years removed from middle school was shocked to find out how cruel and confusing the environment can be. Thanks for the insight. I hope this may. help a few teenagers I know including my 13 year old nephew.
  • this is LIFE
    😂😂 I'm sorry I couldn't stop laughing at the fight, jail, wedding and child support part 😂😂😂
  • Jermen
    Love this!! The sad part not so much, but I hope everything works out for her!❤️
  • Sherry Denny
    Praying for you Brittney. I don't have the right to judge you! I am called to love you! Praying for Strength for you and your family through this journey. May you come forth stronger than you ever were. Blessings.
  • Kaycee
    Her voice is deeper than my soul.
  • I just made a video on Brittney's prison case, and watching this just broke my heart even more.
  • Fresh Warning TV
    I remember walking past the TV about 12th grade after I had my daughter yeah this lady got me threw a lot I kept seeing her go and keep going thank you so much Miss lady I fricken love her.
  • Ebonynini
    Beautiful, positive and informative story! Keep grindin' Britt!!! Only the strong survive!!! Only the wise excel!!!
  • Don't Care
    5:10 this woman has an excuse for everything she does in her life. From bringing babies into this world that she now doesn't want to be married another woman that she wishes she now didn't marry to getting caught in with drugs Russia. Unbelievable.
  • Tamara
    I love her, she went through a fucking hell, fighting inner and outer battles, constant mockery and was unaccepted. Still, she succeeded and became great basketball player. People keep shitting about her deep voice and big body, but she still has such a nice feminine side, in her eyes and smile. I think she has a kind heart, no matter she can explode after taking shit for too long.
  • Prayers to you Britney! I love you! You are the bomb! May God be with you through your struggles & May anyone who makes fun of the way you were born be persecuted & thrown in a pit of fire. May us good people that defend you have good luck 🍀 & I hope you get out of jail sooner than your sentence. You’re awesome.. always remember that when you’re sad that someone thinks you’re awesome. ✌🏽✌🏼✌️
  • Slay
    Wasn’t this the girl that thought she can beat DeMarcus Cousins in a 1v1?
  • Darrell Finch
    Brittney I’m praying for you, You overcame the worst.. I’m cheering for you Mz Lady... The Sky is the limit for you...Keep your head up...