Brittney Griner Fends Off Knife Attack With The Ol' 'Puffy Jacket' Suit Of Armor
China has a weird thing with knife crimes. Seeing as guns are almost inexistent among the general population, it makes sense that any number of the crazy people living on top of one another -- in a country of two billion -- would typically grab something sharp out of there kitchen during a violent episode. But Brittney Griner? Who would try and stab a women's basketball team?
[ABC] WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the knife barely cut her skin. Griner didn't require stitches.
The agent said the man also stabbed one of Griner's teammates, but that she was wearing two jackets and the knife didn't go through.
A motive has yet to be assigned to the stabbing, though Griner is openly gay. Last night, she posted a message to her Instagram letting us all know she's ok, complete with a video of the knife wielding man standing in front of a police cruiser gesturing wildly. (We think, it's hard to tell.)
First let me say I'm ok!!!! But last night me and 3 my teammates got chase and attack by a man with a big ass knife got a little scratch and my teammates walk away unharmed! He chase us into our bus and had us corned yelling at us then he finally left! Ugh lets just say I'm ready to get out this city we are visiting! Life can be took at any moment! Cherish every moment! AGAIN IM OK! Thank you to everyone that has been checking on me!
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