Suns to keep Brittney Griner decals on court through playoffs: 'One family'

The WNBA said last week the decalBG 42would be on all 12 courts this season. The Suns appeared to be the first NBA team to throw support behind Griner in any way.

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布兰妮·格林纳 #42 凤凰水星队在第四场比赛中庆祝 2021 WNBA Finals on October 17, 2021 在芝加哥的 Wintrust 竞技场, 伊利诺伊州.

布兰妮·格林纳 #42 凤凰水星队在第四场比赛中庆祝 2021 WNBA Finals on October 17, 2021 在芝加哥的 Wintrust 竞技场, 伊利诺伊州. (Barry Gossage/NBAE 来自 Getty Images)

One family. #WeAreBG,” the Suns tweeted.

Honoring Brittney Griner on our court for the remainder of the playoffs.

WNBA’S MYSTICS EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR BRITTNEY GRINER: ‘IT IS TIME FOR HER TO E HOME

The Suns and Mercury played in the same arena, the Footprint Center, and are owned by the same person, Robert Sarver.

Phoenix Mercury fan Anna Oyerbides wears a "#FreeBG" button referring to  Brittney Griner before a WNBA basketball game between the Mercury and the Las Vegas Aces, 星期五, 可能 6, 2022, 在凤凰城.

Phoenix Mercury fan Anna Oyerbides wears a “#FreeBGbutton referring to Brittney Griner before a WNBA basketball game between the Mercury and the Las Vegas Aces, 星期五, 可能 6, 2022, 在凤凰城. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

美国. State Department determined Russiawrongfully detainedthe Phoenix Mercury center when she was arrested in February, an official said in a statement to Fox News Digital last week.

She’s expected to have a hearing in Russia May 19. She’s accused of trying to bring vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport. She faces a decade in prison if convicted.

The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is among the highest priorities of the U.S government,” 国务院发言人说. “The Department of State has determined that the Russian Federation has wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Brittney Griner.

With this determination, the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens will lead the interagency team for securing Brittney Griner’s release.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner pauses on the court during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm, 九月. 3, 2019, 在凤凰城.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner pauses on the court during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm, 九月. 3, 2019, 在凤凰城. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, 文件)

Fox News Digital also confirmed Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico and a U.S. ambassador for the Clinton administration, agreed to help work on the Griner case. Richardson helped secure the release of American journalist Danny Fenster from a Burmese prison in November.

Griner’s family requested Richardson and the Richardson Center to work on her behalf to secure her return to the U.S.

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