In a real life love and basketball story, WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury proposed to Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock last Thursday. Griner announced their engagement on her Instagram account with a photo herself down on one knee holding up the engagement ring. She wrote: “Last Night was a Night to Remember … I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life!”
Johnson later posted a photo on her Instagram account of Griner asleep with the ring on her back.
The 6-foot-eight-inch tall Griner has made headlines for her stellar career at Baylor University, coming out during last year’s WNBA draft, writing the book In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court and for starring in Lifesize a short film documenting her first off season playing in China.
We will be keeping an eye out for wedding details! Congratulations to Brittney and Glory. We wish them much success in love and basketball.
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