Brittney Griner is a professional basketball player who plays as a center for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas and is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shots.
Biography of Brittney Griner
Real Name: Brittney Yevette Griner
Date Of Birth: October 18, 1990
Tertiary Education: Baylor University
Secondary School Education: Nimitz High School
Junior High School:
Occupation/Career: Basket Ball Player
Children: Ava Simone and Solei Diem
Wife/Girlfriend: Cherelle Watson, Glory Johnson [Ex] Father: Raymond Griner
Mother: Sandra Griner
Brother/Sister: Shkera Griner, Pier Griner, and Decarlo Griner
Brittney Griner was born on October 18, 1990, in Houston to Sandra Griner and Raymond Griner, a Harris County deputy sheriff.
Brittney Griner Net worth
The basket ball star is estimated to be worth more than $5million.
Her other sources of income, include a $1 million deal with Nike, becoming the company’s first openly gay athlete back in 2013.
Brittney Griner Occupation/Career
Griner practiced playing with the boys’ basketball team. She developed her leg strength in preparation for learning to dunk with a Nimitz football.
YouTube’s videos of her dunks during her junior season were watched more than 6.6 million times, leading to a meeting with Shaquille O’Neal.
Brittney Griner started playing basketball for Baylor Lady Bears during her college.
The three-time All-American was named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four in 2012 following an outstanding season.
Brittney Griner led the United States women’s national basketball team to victory at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
She was named in the United States women’s national team for the 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo, Japan, where she won her second gold medal.
Griner had been entering Russia to play with the Russian Premier League during the WNBA offseason.
In February 2022, Griner was detained by Russian customs officials they found cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. She was later arrested on smuggling charges.
On August 4, Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison and subsequently transferred to the Russian penal colony IK-2 in November.
Who is Brittney Griner Wife? Does Brittney Griner have kids?
Brittney Griner is one of the openly gay athlete who has been married on two different occasions. She came open about being a lesbian on February 11, 2013, during an interview with SI.com.
She was previously married to Glory Johnson but separated a few months after their marriage. Griner is currently married to Cherelle T. Griner, her second wife.
Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson has twin girls, Ava Simone and Solei Diem which she had through IVF. She has been paying for their support, though she has claimed not to have any biological connection with them.
Brittney Griner parents: Who are Brittney Griner parents?
Sandra Griner and Raymond Griner are the parents of WNBA player, Brittney Griner.
She is the youngest among her siblings, Shkera Griner, Pier Griner, and Decarlo Griner.
According to her, her father kicked her out of the house after finding out about her sexuality during her senior year in school.
Brittney Griner is now said to be on good terms with her father supported her during her marriage to Glory Johnson.
Who is Cherelle T. Griner? Brittney Griner Girlfriend
Cherelle Griner is the current wife of basketball star, Brittney Griner.
She is reportedly a blogger and a law student at North Carolina Central University. She changed her name from Cherelle Watson to Cherelle T. Griner after her marriage to Brittney.