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Brittney Griner's growing pains

Updated: September 11, 2013, 11:36 AM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

What a heady couple of months it has been for Brittney Griner.

She began her professional basketball career with a major media tour, made a no-nonsense but moving statement about her sexuality and burst onto the WNBA stage with a nationally televised, two-dunk effort in the Phoenix Mercury's 2013 season debut.

She's done hundreds of interviews, appeared on Conan O'Brien's late-night show to talk basketball and bacon, won an ESPY as the Best College Female Athlete and had her jersey ...

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