Source: WNBA to honor Griner with floor decal
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Josh WeinfussESPN Staff Writer
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PHOENIX — The WNBA plans on honoring Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner this season with a floor decal, a source told ESPN on Monday. The decal will include Griner’s initials and her number, No. 42, and will appear on the home court of all 12 teams. The league plans to announce the Griner tribute in the coming days.
Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17, after customs officials said they found hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow. Griner just finished an MVP-caliber season, ranking second in the WNBA for scoring, sixth in rebounds and third in field goals percentage. She also led the Mercury to the WNBA Finals where they lost to Chicago Sky.
Phoenix begins its season Friday night at home against the Las Vegas Aces.
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