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US officials: Russia frees WNBA player Brittney Griner in prisoner swap, with US releasing Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

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worst trade in league history
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traded a basketball player for an international arms dealer but I鈥檓 supposed to think we鈥檙e a serious country on gun control? Happy BG is free but the diplomatic failures of this administration are clear to anyone who isn鈥檛 a sad little mark.
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The DEA agent who spent 15 years trying to lock Victor up: pic.twitter.com/EaKI91BdA4
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A basketball player for an arms dealer?? L
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Somehow a worse trade than this pic.twitter.com/8bkIqXGuoY
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ESPN admin after trying to hide every reply saying we got fleeced pic.twitter.com/BiJl629DWB
Pire 茅change depuis l'茅change Ibrahimovic/Eto'o.. entre L'Inter et Le FC Barcelone mdrr.
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y鈥檃ll announcing this like it鈥檚 an NBA trade 馃槶
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what about everyone else that isn't an athlete? when do they get to come back?
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All of a sudden the Russell Wilson trade doesn鈥檛 look so bad anymore
Russia won this deal lol
Now let鈥檚 talk about paying Women Athletes what they are worth so they don鈥檛 have to play all year around and out of the country. #equalpay
i鈥檓 not really sure releasing a russian arms dealer named the 鈥渕erchant of death鈥 for a wnba player is a fair trade, but i鈥檓 also a pirates fan

did we get any picks?
Best news to wake up to!! 馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徎
Weak trade they should鈥檝e threw Westbrook in there
America - 鈥 We do not negotiate with terrorists 鈥

The internet (not a real place) - 鈥渨hat if we cyber bully you into negotiating with terrorists鈥
Long over due and wrong how they did our sister, we still riding wit you BG!
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So basically if im a professional athlete i can break laws in a foreign country, get away with em and rely on the government to bail me out? Got it.
Somebody in this thread said that we gave up a shooter and distributor for a rebounder.... Bro I am torn.
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This is good news for Brittney and her family.
happy for her but releasing an arms dealer nicknamed the 鈥榤erchant of death鈥 is crazy business
EEUU cambiando a una jugadora de la WNBA por un traficante de armas internacional: pic.twitter.com/qDY5qVzVmu
The best news!!!! 馃檹馃従馃檹馃従馃檹馃従馃檹馃従
Brittney Griner finalmente ir谩 voltar aos EUA!
LMAO we swapped a WNBA player for a straight up arms dealer?! 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃拃馃拃馃拃馃拃馃拃馃う鈥嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔
If Russia can get an arms dealer with multiple murders to their names for a WNBA player then the Habs can get a 1st rounder for Josh Anderson
Peggior trade della storia
Great news for Brittney and her family.
This trade will encourage Russia to imprison another prominent American.

The US yielding to Russian requests was undoubtedly influenced by public pressure, and Putin now realizes that if he can catch the appropriate American, he can have a major international terrorist back.
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We traded a shooter for a big, he boutta put wilt chamberlain numbers on us.
Great. Now do Paul Whelan.
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Comments will be trash because ya'll are actually little boys no matter your age
the best thing you鈥檒l see today鉂わ笍
keep note: former Marine Paul Whelan is still stuck in a federal prison in Russia for false charges while Brittney is free on actual charges 馃槵
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Happy she鈥檚 coming home but it鈥檚 a shame we couldn鈥檛 get former US marine Paul Whelan out too for a man named the 鈥渕erchant of death鈥

He was jailed in December 2018.
Esta imb茅cil se llev贸 marihuana a Mosc煤. Para liberarla, mandamos a Rusia al mayor traficante de armas que ha existido. Ni帽ata de los cojones.
Most lopsided trade in human history
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Viktor when he comes back to the U.S killing thousands pic.twitter.com/8Y6zD4TtK8
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Do we get draft picks as well? Cause what the fuck
jajajaja es el traficante de armas m谩s peligroso del mundo por una basquetbolista que ten铆a falopa
He traded a Russian Arms dealer for a Basketball player . Joe has literally lost his mind.
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It's both sad and pathetic how some of the comments are angry that the government saved a fellow American. And for those who say "respect the laws of another country", I say to you get off the couch and actually travel to another country for once before having a low level opinion
US just got fleeced
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Fucking finally
FINALLY. Lord cover this woman and her family and friends
This is awful

She should be in jail
People complaining about the US releasing an arms dealer as if the US isn鈥檛 an arms dealer itself. We literally been giving Ukraine BILLIONS and weapons for the free.99, I truly do not give a fuck who they released. BG is home and safe. Thats what matters.
bg is coming home. fuck, it feels good to type that.

I give this trade an F
I am both absolutely thrilled to see Brittney Griner's release + feel gutted for Paul Whelan, another American being unjustly detained, that Russia refused to include him in this deal. I appreciate President Biden fighting for both Americans + pray Paul is released soon! 馃檹馃従
I鈥檓 so happy she鈥檚 finally free. A vape pen smoker in exchange for an international arms dealer is wild tho
Dumbass trade, US should have at least gotten 2 First Rounders from Russia. Now Russia is a projected First Seed over the likes of North Korea and China. And looking to draft Dejan Beri膰. A Deadly Sniper from the likes of Serbia who doesn鈥檛 miss.
Don't get me wrong...I'm happy Brittney Griner will be safe and home.

But she was swapped for Viktor Brout...whose weapon sales have been responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people...he has worked with the world's worst terror groups.

Biden got played.
Don鈥檛 care about what anyone else has to say . Happy for her and her family 馃檹馃徔馃檹馃徔
Terrible trade by the Biden Administration. Should鈥檝e gotten the other guy out too and 3 first round draft picks.
Damn, happy now? Ppl crying for her release n freeing an arms dealer was the cost 馃ぃ
Brittney Griner is officially coming home.

Trading an Arms Dealer for a Black Female Basketball player...

What kind of privilege should we call this?
Howie Roseman would have gotten Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan, and two first round picks for Victor Bout @Eagles 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
When did Dave Ziegler start working for Russia?
How many first round picks did we get?
this like trading steph curry for jalen brunson
Reminder: the Brittney Griner situation should put the U.S's treatment of nonviolent drug offenders into perspective. Many are subjected to the same treatment as BG. Free them all.
Great news this morning. She鈥檚 coming home 馃檹馃徑
I knew that Russia was going to free her once she got caught with weed. As LeGM, that's a good trade for Russia, getting a shooter for a Big. pic.twitter.com/nhIIn9oSVT
This was goofy asf. Russia is in a War and we traded a fuckin arms dealer for Brittney Griner straight up with no draft compensation. This is the biggest fleece in a trade I鈥檝e ever seen
While this is good for Brittney and her family, from the third party point of view, it's a very bad deal.

P.S. Russians have had a US marine in prison for 4 years.
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