Lebron James is sharing his public support for Brittney Griner as the WNBA player and two-time Olympic gold medalist remains in Russia, where she has been detained for more than 100 days, reports Huffington Post. In February, Griner was detained at a Moscow airport after allegedly carrying marijuana vape cartridges in her luggage.
She was in Russia playing for UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar posted a message on Twitter calling for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to get Griner home “swiftly and safely.”
The legendary ball player also called on athletes to band together and take action regarding Griner’s detainment.
“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,” James said in a tweet pleading for support.
“As a decorated Olympian and member of an elite global sport community, BG’s detention must be resolved out of respect for the sanctity of all sport and for all Americans traveling internationally,” James wrote.