What Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia tells us about basketball’s gender pay gap

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury appears during pregame warmups at Footprint Center in Phoenix last fall.

“The reality is, she’s over there because of a gender issue ― pay inequity,” the head of the WNBA’s players union said this week about the basketball star who’s been detained in Russia since February.

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