10 reasons Brittney Griner is our new role model
She’s totally not afraid to be herself, which is something we at GL find very important. “Don’t worry about what other people are going to say, because they’re always going to say something, but, if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are," she says.
She set a record in her first WNBA game! There have only been five dunks in the WNBA regular-season. Brittney scored two in just her first game. She’s got some serious skill.
She won’t let the fame get to her. “I got some young ones looking up to me and that adds to my game… it’s a good feeling,” she says. She’s our role model because she wants to be a role model for all types of people. Go Brittney!
Brittney is pushing boundaries. She’s going to start wearing men’s clothes as an endorsement for Nike. Talk about some serious confidence. She knows it’s important to let your own style shine through.
She knows what it’s like to be bullied. She also knows what it’s like to overcome those bullies. Now, she’s taking a stand for young teens going through the same thing. On May 29, she tweeted, “I’m happy people lie my story! Hope I can help out any young teen struggling!!! You are never alone!! Remember that!!”
She’s not one of those stuck-up celebrities. She hopes to communicate with her fans as much as possible, and she’s not jealous of other’s success. She says, “I don’t want to be one of those players that locks herself away and be non-accessible to the fans, media, I want to be accessible to everybody.”
She’s a game changer. Brittney is the focus of the revamped 17th season of the WBNA. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has said that he would consider recruiting her. She could be the first woman to be drafted to the NBA.