Jailing of Brittney Griner won't shake allure of high pay in autocratic states, sports observers say

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Basketball star Brittney Griner inside a Russian courtroom in August 2022

As wealthy states from Russia to China and Saudi Arabia look to expand their footprints in professional sports, the lure of high salaries is likely to continue drawing some athletes from democracies, business observers said, despite WNBA star Brittney Griner's imprisonment in Russia.

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