Loves blocking shots, more like, even more than dunking.
"I'm keeping the other team from scoring. I'm stopping them from putting points on their board," Griner said. "It gets me fired up. There's just something about blocking shots.
"It's a little bit of ownership. I feel like that's my lane and my paint. When they see me come over and they do a little U-turn, you might catch a grin on my face."
To see an even bigger smile, just watch her after a teammate hits a shot off one of her passes. That really jazzes her up.
"Everybody on this team, they have their little knack," Griner said.
Griner couldn't resist adding a little scouting report on some of her teammates:
— Condrey is "silent but deadly" with her ability to knock down shots.
— Madden can lock down another team's best perimeter player.
— Brooklyn Pope is a force in the paint.
— Williams will grab any rebound that Griner can't track down.
— Kimetria "Nae-Nae" Hayden can drive to the hoop with the best of them.
— Sims will stick with anyone on the court, something she will be called upon to do against Diggins.
"I'm just glad they're all on my team," Griner said. "I couldn't do what I'm doing right now without them."
The feeling is definitely mutual.
"We try to relieve the pressure off her," Sims said. "And she tries to relieve pressure off of us, too."
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