NBA star LeBron James is showing his support for WNBA player Brittney Griner by pressuring the Biden Administration to bring her home from Russia.
In a show of support, James tweeted Sunday, “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.”
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 6, 2022
He posted a “We Are BG” image with a letter that reads, “For over 100 days, BG has faced inhumane conditions in a Russian prison and has been denied communications with her family and loved ones. As a decorated Olympian and member of an elite global sports community, BG’s detention must be resolved out of respect for the sanctity of all sport and for all Americans traveling internationally. It is imperative that the U.S. Government immediately address this human rights issue and do whatever is necessary to return Brittney home.”
The letter also includes a petition link and information on how supporters should use the hashtag #WeAreBG and tag the White House and Biden Administration in posts.
Having an NBA legend supporting Griner is a big deal, especially when that person is officially a billionaire.
As previously reported, James recently added the first NBA billionaire to his long list of achievements, including 18-time NBA all-star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time NBA champion.
He makes over $121 million and now has a net worth of $1.7 billion.
Money holds a lot of weight and influence. Let us find out it takes James to apply pressure to get Griner out of Russia and back home.