Brittney Griner, the world’s most famous female basketball player, has signed a deal with Nike. The 22 year-old number one draft pick for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury will model menswear for Nike.
Griner is the first openly-gay athlete to be endorsed by Nike. In April 2013, she opened up about her sexuality in an interview with USA Today. “So many people exist between the two ends of the spectrum, but no one wants to admit it,” says Griner. “If youâ€™re in between, they say something is wrong with you and they can fix you. Well, I donâ€™t need fixing.”
I think Griner is a perfect ambassadress for Nike. Let’s hope that she will contribute to more tolerance towards gay people.
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