On Tuesday night, LeBron clarified comments he made about Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia, saying he wasn’t “knocking our beautiful country.”
Griner was arrested in February at an airport near Moscow for allegedly having hashish oil in a vape cartridge in her luggage. She pleaded guilty last Thursday. Griner plays in Russia in the off-season to make money.
“My comments on ‘The Shop’ regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country,” James tweeted Tuesday night. “I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome.”
The U.S. State Department has said getting Griner out of Russia remains a “top priority” for the administration.
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