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WNBA Rookie Brittney Griner Signs With Nike

In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Baylor center Brittney Griner (42) reacts to her shot during the second half in the NCAA Women's Final Four college basketball championship game against the Notre Dame. /AP Photo/Eric Gay
In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Baylor center Brittney Griner (42) reacts to her shot during the second half in the NCAA Women's Final Four college basketball championship game against the Notre Dame. /AP Photo/Eric Gay

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WNBA rookie Brittney Griner hasn’t even played her first professional game yet but is already making her impact felt. The 6’8″ athlete, signed to the Phoenix Mercury, recently signed an endorsement deal with Nike. While that’s not new for a first round draft pick, what is though is Griner being the first openly gay player signed to the athletic brand. Furthermore, unlike most female athletes who model women’s wear, it’s been reported that Griner will sport the brand’s men apparel to fall in line with her on personal fashion choices.