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Brittney Griner Phoenix WNBABrittney Griner took up basketball relatively late, during her freshman year at Houston’s Nimitz High School in 2005–06. That she would become the greatest women’s player the state of Texas has ever produced only adds to the superhero quality of her life.She’s now 31, and her career highlights include leading Baylor to a national championship in 2012, winning gold medals at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, and helping the Phoenix Mercury to a WNBA title in 2014. But Griner’s mostly charmed life is suddenly being tested in ways she surely never could have imagined.She’s a political prisoner, or at least probably on her way to becoming one. Griner has been in Russian custody for about three weeks, after being arrested last month on drug charges…

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