Griner Comes Out



One man. Two boys. Twelve kids.

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16 Responses

  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    But how could she have let Louisville sneak past them like that?Report

  2. In all honesty, this has raised almost no eyebrows in the sports world- the reaction almost seems to be, “yeah, and? Tell us something we hadn’t already figured out.” I do not believe that would be true if even a third-string NBA, NFL, MLB, or NHL player were to come out.

    This is a double standard worth discussing. Also, LZ Granderson’s piece on this topic is – as usual for him – outstanding.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Mark Thompson says:

      All fair points, Mark. I considered exploring that dynamic here but felt that unfair to Ms. Griner. Regardless of how the media responds, it is good that she felt comfortable and confident coming out; the strength of her words simply make that point more resounding. So rather than use her acknowledgement as something else, I thought it best to just recognize it.

      And I’ll co-sign on your endorsement of Granderson, both in that piece and in general. Have you seen his TEDTalk on “the gay agenda”?Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Mark Thompson says:

      I think that given Baylor’s approach to LGBT issues, it’s a somewhat big deal that she is now so publicly out.Report

  3. Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto says:

    I have to admit the thing that’s getting me is seeing the comment threads at ESPN et. al. where you see a lot of truly vile and ignorant statements.Report

  4. Avatar david says:

    “Don’t hide who you really are.”

    But, that’s exactly what she did.

    She waited until she had used up all her eligibility as a college player (including taking advantage of a full ride scholarship) and waited until she had secured the #1 pick in the draft before “finding her voice”.Report