Official release

WNBA and NBA statement regarding Brittney Griner

The leagues issued a statement following Griner's verdict and sentencing in Russia.

Brittney Griner, 31, is one of the most decorated players in WNBA history with 7 All-Star selections and a league title.

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement regarding Brittney Griner:

“Today’s verdict and sentencing is unjustified and unfortunate, but not unexpected and Brittney Griner remains wrongly detained. The WNBA and NBA’s commitment to her safe return has not wavered and it is our hope that we are near the end of this process of finally bringing BG home to the United States.”