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Vladamir Putin approves

The 31-year-old was not initially sought by the U.S. team. So Hammon, who has no ancestral link to Russia, accepted an offer to play for the Russian national squad.

She received a passport and naturalized citizenship in February, enabling her participation. Last year she signed a four-year deal worth $2 million to play with the CSKA Moscow professional club.

Hammon was most notably lambasted by U.S. women’s basketball coach Anne Donovan.

“If you play in this country, live in this country, and you grow up in the heartland and you put on a Russian uniform, you are not a patriotic person,” Donovan said.

(In response to this post by The Midnight Toker)

Link: Becky Hammon defends decision to play for Russia

Posted: 09/21/2022 at 5:46PM


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Congrats to Becky Hammon. She knows what she's doing. ** -- The Midnight Toker 09/19/2022 6:57PM
  Vladamir Putin approves -- HallelujahBuff 09/21/2022 5:46PM
  In fairness this was over a decade ago -- bufffantheman 09/22/2022 1:38PM
  Say WHAT? -- buffaloaded 09/22/2022 12:00AM
  I could care less about the WNBA but I'm a big Becky Hammon fan -- WinningLeadership 09/21/2022 1:45PM
  Big ups to Becky! ** -- Bufflandia 09/20/2022 11:29PM
  She's a smart cookie. Successful at everything she's done. ** -- WinningLeadership 09/19/2022 8:58PM