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While Brittney Griner was meeting with media for the first time since being released from a Russian penal colony on December 8 after being detained in February 2022 and sentenced to nine years for drug smuggling, she addressed questions about going overseas and explained the pay gap that leads WNBA players to do so:

The WNBA loses money each year, about $10 million per year, according to commissioner Adam Silver, and that amount is covered by the NBA.