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WNBA's Brittney Griner has learned to rise above it all Published: July 18, 2013

WNBA star Brittney Griner remembers a day in seventh grade as if it were yesterday, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Class had just let out and the hallway was flooded with students. As Griner made her way through the crowd, a boy stopped her. “You’re a dude,” he said.

“I just stood there and took it. I was humiliated. The whole school was laughing at me,” Griner said.

Now, Griner has become a celebrity in the WNBA, the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike and she can’t go anywhere without being approached by fans seeking her autograph.

H/T: Yahoo!
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