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Adam Silver: "We are working to bring Brittney Griner back to the US"

Commissioner Adam Silver, in an interview with ESPN, spoke about Brittney Griner, a WNBA player detained in Russia since last February on drug possession charges after being stopped at the Moscow airport for a vaporizer that contained cartridges with derived oils from cannabis. Griner's detention was extended by one month...
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Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA is working with WNBA for Brittney Griner's release from Russia

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that he is working "side by side" with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert to try to bring Brittney Griner home. Silver, speaking to ESPN's Malika Andrews in a televised interview from Chicago prior to the NBA draft lottery, said his league was following the advice of experts when it did not take an aggressive approach during the early stages of Griner's detention in Russia.
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Adam Silver on NBA Stars Forcing Trades: We Want Players and Teams to Honor Contracts

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Malika Andrews on Tuesday that he wanted to see both players and teams honor existing contracts. "From a league standpoint, we want teams to honor contracts, we want players to honor contracts," he said. "There's no doubt we'll sit down and talk about it. I know we can do better. I know the players want to do better because it's not an individual sport. So if a player is pushing to move out of a city, it has an enormous impact on all of those other players."
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Adam Silver Says NBA Working With WNBA on Getting Brittney Griner Released

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday he is working "side by side" with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to bring home Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February 17 because of accusations that she attempted to take vape cartridges with cannabis oil through airport security.