Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 6/6/13
Phoenix Mercury and former Baylor star Britney Griner will model fashion that is branded for men as part of her contract with Nike, according to a snippet in an article in ESPN Magazine where Kate Fagan profiled the star. The article talks about Griner, her rise to fame and how she is dealing with life today, but also in the article Fagan mentions the contract with Nike. Androgynous models are coveted in high-end fashion, but the trend toward gender-neutral clothing has only just begun to reach the sports world, with NBA stars Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade blurring the lines in their tight jeans and fitted sweaters. “It clicked for me,” Griner says in the article “I used to do the whole baggy, hard-core, I’m-a-boy look. Then I went through a preppy phase. Now I have the athletic, bow-tie look. I found my style.” Griner is the first openly gay player to be endorsed by Nike.
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