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Weed-smuggler WNBA player Brittney Griner, who was recently swapped for a terrorist, is ‘the face of global unrest’ and Arizonan of the Year, according to The Arizona Republic. That award went to the late, great American hero Pat Tillman in 2004.

“Today we name Brittney Griner ‘Arizonan of the Year’ because no other Arizona newsmaker in 2022 captured the public eye as intensely as she did,” wrote the Arizona Republic’s editorial board. “Nor has anyone’s story in this state aroused the kind of fear and foreboding that hers had for nearly 300 days.”