Athletes, politicians keep spotlight on Brittney Griner on her birthday 

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner stays in a Russian jail on drug ownership charges Tuesday, her 243rd day in guardianship.

The day denotes Griner's 32nd birthday, as well as the first day of the season for the NBA.

Griner was moving on Twitter on Tuesday morning, and ESPN's ball show, NBA Today, devoted chance to her story.

Griner, an eight-time elite player community with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and a double cross Olympic gold medalist, was sentenced Aug

Her safeguard group introduced composed explanations that she had been recommended marijuana to treat torment.

On Tuesday, players from the WNBA, competitors from different games, government officials and more ensured Griner's circumstance stays at the center of attention.

Phoenix Suns lead trainer Monty Williams said. "I trust our fans, Mercury fans and our local area continue to appeal to God for her

A Russian court in the main seven day stretch of October set Oct. 25 as the date for American b-ball star Brittney Griner's allure against her nine-year jail sentence for drug ownership.