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'Nobody wanted to even play': Griner's teammate tearfully reacts to player's sentence – video







Phoenix Mercury player Skylar Diggins-Smith reacts after a Russian court sentenced her teammate Brittney Griner to nine years in prison and a 1m rouble fine for a drug offence.

‘Nobody wanted to even play today,’ said Diggins-Smith during an emotional press conference with fellow Phoenix Mercury player Diamond DeShields. Griner, who played in Russia during off-seasons from the Phoenix Mercury team, was arrested for cannabis possession at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in February

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