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Mercury star Griner opens up about getting counseling

Brittney Griner needed a mental break. Photo via AP.
Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 16:23:12-05

Brittney Griner needed a mental break.

The Phoenix Mercury’s star center said at the first day of USA Basketball camp that she left the WNBA bubble last summer because of mental health reasons.

Griner said people should be open to talking about mental health issues. She sought counseling once she left the bubble.

Griner is in South Carolina this week along with nearly 20 other players at a USA Basketball training camp.