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Griner turns down Globetrotters

Updated: June 26, 2013, 11:16 AM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW

The Harlem Globetrotters drafted WNBA rookie Brittney Griner as one of five selections in their annual player draft Tuesday. Her reaction? Thanks, but no thanks.

Griner, who is in the middle of her rookie season with the Phoenix Mercury and is already committed to playing in China this winter, gave the Globetrotters advance notice that, if picked, she would decline to play for them.

"While it's an honor to be considered, I am under contract with the Phoenix Mercury and the ...

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