LeBron James Spoke Out on Brittney Griner: NBA Reacts

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is bringing athletes together and everyone is trying to help bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested in February at a Moscow airport. She was playing for UMMC Ekaterinburg during the offseason. Her arrest sparkled a major controversy, but Russian authorities have an excuse for their actions. According to reports, authorities found cannabis oil in Griner’s luggage. She was accused of smuggling narcotic substance and may get up to 10 years in prison.

“She was caught red-handed while trying to smuggle hash oil,” Russia said in a statement. “In Russia, this is a crime.”

In May, a Russian court extended Griner’s pretrial detention until June. Last week, the WNBPA reminded everyone that it was the 100th day of Griner’s detention in Russia. The Association renewed calls for the release of the superstar.

The WNBA and NBA joined efforts to get the basketball player back home. US State Department says Russians wrongfully detained Grinner. The office of US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens is taking care of the case.

NBA world joins LeBron James in his effort to bring Brittney Griner home

LeBron and other top athletes want Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to free Grinner.

“We need to come together and help do whatever we possibly can to bring BG home quickly and safely!! Our voice as athletes is stronger together.”

Basketball fans joined the initiative and voiced their support for the Lakers superstar.”Love it LeBron has 50 million followers on Twitter and 120+ million on IG this could move the needle,” one fan tweeted.

“People really had the nerve to try to put this man down today but he’s doing WAAAYYYY more than any of your favs trying to bring home Brittney Griner!! This man has been nothing, but supportive to Blk women, but some ppl just can’t help talking shit about Blk men, true or false!” another fan added.

We all hope that Griner finds her way back home in the near future. Her detention sparkled a debate and authorities should really do something to protect the WNBA player.