Before Brittney Griner signed her fat new contract as the #1 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft … she had to make a promise to her team — I’LL TONE DOWN MY SKATEBOARDING HABIT.
“I agreed with the Mercury that I would only ride in a controlled environment,” Griner says … “No tricks or hill bombing.”
Besides being the most dominant female basketball player to come out of college in years, Griner is an avid skater … who’s been riding since she was a little kid.
“I know what is at stake, so I’ll just be cruising. I’ll get my adrenaline rush on the court.” Griner — who’s 6’8″ and DUNKS — caused a major uproar during her college career at Baylor when she broke her wrist while riding in a parking structure.
“Before that, I had never been injured,” Griner said … explaining, “[I was] going too fast.”
“Once my basketball career is over though, I will be building a skate ramp in my yard, that’s for sure.”