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Stephen Curry Advocates for Brittney Griner’s Launch Throughout ESPY Awards 2022 – Watch Now

Stephen Curry is calling for the release of Brittney Griner.

While hosting the 2022 ESPY Awards on Wednesday (July 20), the 34-year-old Golden States Warriors took a moment to deliver an impassioned speech about the 31-year-old WNBA player, who has spent the past five months behind bars in Russia.

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Joining Steph on stage were Brittney‘s teammate Skylar Diggins-Smith and fellow WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike.

“Because Brittney isn’t just on the Phoenix Mercury, she isn’t just a member of her team in Russia, she isn’t just an Olympian, she’s one of us, Steph said. “The team of athletes in the room tonight and all over the world, a team that has nothing to do with politics or global conflict.”

Nneka the detailed all of Brittney‘s accomplishments over the years, saying, “BG is a WNBA champion, she’s an eight-time WNBA all-star, a national champion in college, an Olympic Gold Medalist, an athlete who has fans all over the world, and a human being whose predicament commands our attention.”

“It’s been 153 nights now that BG has been wrongfully detained thousands of miles away from home, away from her family, away from her friends, away from her team,” an emotional Skylar continued. “All throughout that time, we’ve kept her in our thoughts and in our hearts, even though we know that’s not nearly enough to bring her home.”

Steph concluded, “We cannot stop fighting for her, we cannot believing for her, and we will not stop hoping for the day we can welcome her home safely.”

Brittney was been detained in Russia since February after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Just recently she pleaded guilty to drug charges and could face a sentence up to 10 years in prison.



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