Social Media reacts to Brittney Griner’s release from Russian custody

(Russian Federal Security Service via AP)

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 – 

Mercury players Shey Peddy & Brianna Turner – 

Basketball Hall of Famer and Mercury Vice President Ann Meyers-Drysdale – 

South Carolina Women’s Basketball head coach Dawn Staley – 

Seattle Storm superstar Breanna Stewart – 

Former NBA superstar and businessman Magic Johnson – 

Former President Barack Obama – 

Arizona’s Governor-elect in Katie Hobbs – 

WNBA reporter Ari Chambers – 


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