WNBA star Brittney Griner has written a memoir, In My Skin, that will be released in April. Excerpts, published in USA Today, detail Griners struggles both on and off the court, as well as her plans for the future.
Notably, Griner talks about her time at Baylor University and the strained relationship with her former coach, Kim Mulvey.
“Cracks existed beneath the surface. And the game against Louisville, with the pressure cranked up, blew those cracks wide open … I didn’t deliver the way I usually did, and Kim got outcoached. We both underperformed” Griner wrote in the book. “We had created something magical for almost four years, and that night we watched, almost helplessly at times, as it melted away. We were left staring at all our warts and flaws, all the things about each other that drove us crazy. And we didn’t have a national championship, the piece of shiny jewelry, to distract us from that reality.”
Griner made headlines last year when she said Mulkey told her not to be open about her sexual orientation because it would hurt recruiting.
She also explores her complex relationship with her father Ray, whom she loves and respects.
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