" I felt really excited and semi-terrified and might have actually My nickname "Cake" is a play on my initials, C. ) How would you react if your boyfriend got a tattoo of your name? PHOENIX — At a downtown tattoo parlor, Brittney Griner is cautiously picking out her next choice of body ink."I'm getting this next one on my neck," Griner says, showing off a wide array of current tattoos decorating her upper body.
But it's going to take time for her to adjust and dominate. She signed a multi-year deal with Zheijiang Chouzhou of China, with plans to play from October through February. "Most athletes act all unhuman and you can't relate to them. During a game of NBA 2K13, Griner is quick to pick the Miami Heat as her team.
Suddenly, the most recognizable women's basketball player can't stop gushing about the most recognizable men's basketball player."I love Le Bron (James). "Ever since he came into the league, he's just had that graceful power.
My boyfriend's name is Cris, and we've been dating on-and-off for about three years.
We're currently trying out living together for the first time.
' That's cool," says Griner, who still considers her defense and shot blocking ability — with an 88-inch wingspan — to be her biggest strength."There's a lot of expectations, I get that. It took Griner 27 minutes to match an all-time mark shared by Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker. Still, that's only part of her game."She gives so much more than dunks to the game," Mercury coach Corey Gaines says. There's a three-second rule on defense this season that I don't think is a coincidence."RELATED: Griner responds to Mark Cuban saying he'd draft her in NBATaurasi has taken a mentoring role, teaching Griner the intricacies of the pick-and-roll, which she's never run before."I think it's incredible for her to come in as the most popular and marketed player and she walks into the locker room, ready to work like everybody else," Taurasi says. Griner told USA TODAY Sports it's "definitely a goal" to play in the 2016 Olympics after passing on the 2012 team for family reasons.
There's a lot of 'she has to change the league.' But I just feel like if I play ball the way I know how, I can help make the league more exciting."The Mercury started the season 0-3 despite being picked as the favorite to win the WNBA title in 2013 — showing that Griner's impact on the game won't simply happen overnight."As far as changing the game, how the game is played, I don't see that," New York Liberty coach and former NBA big man Bill Laimbeer says. "She runs like a deer in transition, her shot-blocking ability is so huge. After the season, like most WNBA players, Griner plans to continue playing overseas. HAVING A VOICEAs the WNBA pushes its new star farther into the spotlight, Griner's been slowly answering the question: Who is Brittney Griner?
Besides photo shoots for mainstream magazines such as Rebel Ink and Inked Girls, she also did photos and videos for the websites Brazzers and Bang Bros.
In July 2014, she stated that she had not performed in a new scene in 10 months, saying that she might do so again, but "now is just not the time for me" as she was busy with her online store, personalised products and making personal appearances.
After being approached about posing nude, she left her husband and moved to Miami, where she began her career.
On August 8, 2014, it was reported that Mack and her friend were assaulted by War Machine in her Las Vegas home, and were taken to the hospital where it was found that Mack suffered from 18 broken bones, a broken nose, missing teeth, a fractured rib, a ruptured liver and a thigh bruise so deep she wouldn't be able to walk for several weeks.
The article ends with Mack stating that she is planning to get a new tattoo to cover up the one that mentions her ex-boyfriend and attacker, War Machine, as well as confirming her retirement from adult films.