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A Perfect Day: Brittney Griner's Phoenix

A Perfect Day: Brittney Griner's Phoenix

Pictured Brittney Griner | Photo by Danielle Levitt

Brittney Griner may seem a bit young to have already written a memoir, but at 23, the 6-foot-8 Phoenix Mercury starting center and author of this year’s In My Skin has already accomplished more than most people twice her age. She was the WNBA’s number 1 draft pick in 2013, she’s the first woman who’s slam-dunked twice in a single game during her rookie season, and last spring she became Nike’s first out endorsee. Recently deemed “the most transformative figure in the history of women’s basketball” by Sports Illustrated, Griner also spearheaded BG:BU, an antibullying mobile app that allows its young users to share their art and photos and find supportive resources around the world. Though she was born in Texas, Griner now calls Phoenix home. Here, where you’ll find her when she’s off the court.


Photo courtesy of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles

1. LO-LO’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES “It’s one of the first spots IgotowhenIgetback into town. I may or may not have once gone three times in one week.” 1220 South Central Ave.; LoLosChickenAndWaffles.com

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Photo courtesy of Cowtown Skateboards

2. COWTOWN SKATEBOARDS “This shop is so my style. They have a great selection of longboards and skateboard decks. I’ve spent a lot of time here.” 215 W. University Dr., Tempe, Ariz.; CowtownSkateboards.com

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Photo courtesy of AMC Theaters

3. AMC ESPLANADE “I love movies. Action, comedy, you name it — I love them all. When I go to the movies in Phoenix, I always go here. You sit in big recliner chairs, and they bring your food and drink orders to your seat. After a tough workout, or on a day off, it’s definitely one of my favorite places to relax with my friends.” 2515 E. Camelback Rd.; AMCTheatres.com

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4. THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN “This is my favorite place to skateboard. When I do it, it becomes my escape. I love downtown Phoenix at night. It’s quiet and not many people are around — it’s just me and my board.”

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Photo courtesy of Tilted Kilt

5. TILTED KILT “My favorite place to watch a game. It’s close to US Airways Center [the arena where the Phoenix Mercury play] and has a great gameday atmosphere. Plus, the fish and chips are awesome.” 2 E. Jefferson St.; TiltedKilt.com

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