A former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas made a stop at VladTV last week to discuss various basketball-related topics as well as the Brittney Griner issue.

After giving a rundown of the best players in the WNBA, Vlad asked why it took so long for Brittney Griner's name to pop up.

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Arenas replied that Arenas said by saying that the Phoenix Mercury center is more "valuable" to the Russian fans than

it is in America in comparison to the WNBA's Stephon Marbury in China. Stephon Marbury and Stephon Marbury in China.

Rumor has it that this isn't her first time she's been detained in Russia. Let's say it's because she was the queen of Russia ... therefore, whatever she desires, she gets.

Vape pens and other stuff like the like... it's taking it with you from state-to-state, country-to-country and city-to-city...

Therefore, for them to take you down, they'd already known they had it in their possession.

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Arenas continued to state that he believed that it was a scam that she's actuallyserving time.

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... This was more like a trick to try and see if we could find two players. I'm among those who's thinking,

"Hmm... I don't believe ya! I don't believe ya! Let me check her phone. I'm not sure she's there! ...

I doubt you'll keep the girl for 9 years. Nah... not you Russia.' As with any another nation... but not the one she is in control of.