After the U.S. officially completed a 1-for-1 prisoner swap to bring Brittney Griner home in exchange for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, we took to social media to see notable people across the country welcome Griner back home:
Footage of Griner en route back to America –
BREAKING: #BNNUS Reports
— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) December 8, 2022
Mercury players Shey Peddy & Brianna Turner –
“WE ARE BG was conceived to celebrate the ways that BG represents all of us, and express why her fight is all of ours. WE ARE BG will endure as a coalition to advocate for Americans who need to be returned home” This is incredible. The story doesn’t end with Brittney Griner. https://t.co/EhZVnwSJIo
— Brianna Turner (@_Breezy_Briii) December 9, 2022
It’s sad to see how hateful and ignorant people have been over BG’s release today. But let me save y’all some time and unnecessary energy. Regardless of what you think, BG IS HOME😊
— Shey Peddy (@SheyP11) December 8, 2022
Basketball Hall of Famer and Mercury Vice President Ann Meyers-Drysdale –
So many prayers and support for BG coming home to Cherelle and her family! Tears of joy for a special person to so many people to be coming home to!!!
— Ann Meyers Drysdale (@AnnMeyers) December 8, 2022
South Carolina Women’s Basketball head coach Dawn Staley –
God’s grace is SUFFICIENT! @brittneygriner is home! I love you BG!
— dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) December 8, 2022
Seattle Storm superstar Breanna Stewart –
BG is FREE!!! 294 days and she is coming home!!! 😭🤍🙏🏻❤️
— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) December 8, 2022
Former NBA superstar and businessman Magic Johnson –
I’m very happy that Brittney Griner is coming home! A big thank you to President Biden, the WNBA, the NBA and everyone involved for their efforts and prayers to bring her home safely.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) December 8, 2022
Former President Barack Obama –
Grateful for the long-overdue release of Brittney Griner today from Russian custody. Kudos to @POTUS and his administration for the difficult diplomatic work involved to make it happen. We’re looking forward to having Brittney back home. https://t.co/G5yKliRoxd
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 8, 2022
Arizona’s Governor-elect in Katie Hobbs –
Brittney Griner is coming home. Today is a good day.
— Gov-Elect Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) December 8, 2022
WNBA reporter Ari Chambers –
Make no mistake, the work will continue to bring home Paul Whelan. We can celebrate the homecoming of BG while still wanting more for the others wrongfully detained
— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) December 8, 2022
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