On and off court, Griner rises above

From physical play in the paint to personal attacks online, junior perseveres

Originally Published: April 2, 2012
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW

DENVER -- Regularly in practice, Baylor makes a point of ganging up on Brittney Griner. She gets pushed and pulled, double- and triple-teamed. There's no such thing as a foul on her. She's just supposed to figure out how to deal with it.

The same thing goes, really, when it comes to comments that range from mocking to horribly hateful that are made about Griner on message boards and other public forums. Her teammates, coaches and family tell her not to look at them.

"They ...

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