Griner living above the rim

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- As Brittney Griner jumps in front of a pass at midcourt and starts to break away, the overflow crowd at the UAB Campus Recreation Center howls in collective disappointment as she is spilled to the floor by an Oklahoma Ballerz defender. Later in the day, the crowd at Sanford University actually boos guard Odyssey Sims for not tossing the ball off the glass, or anywhere up in the air, to a trailing Griner on a fast break.

Griner knows what they all want. It's what they always want.