Sports World Reacts To Team America's Brittney Griner's Decision

On Tuesday, the USA Basketball team for the coming FIBA World Cup was announced. 

The team will be led by Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Breanna Stewart and A'ja Wilson. 

Brittney Griner isn't in a position to play for this tournament in the United States due to her detention in Russia. 

But, USA Basketball will honor her throughout the FIBA World Cup. 

The announcement was made on Wednesday that there will be no one in this year's squad will be wearing No. 15, which is the number for Team USA.

It's because the number has been only for Griner. "No one on Team USA wears No. 15 other than two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Griner," the Phoenix Mercury said in a statement.

"USA Basketball will honor BG as they take the court in Sydney at the World Cup. No. 15 will stay reserved until BG is back home."

The majority of basketball fans around the world supports this move.

"This is respect, homage, and support from Team USA Basketball," one fan tweeted. "

I am praying for BG, her family, teammates, and fellow fans across the board. Continue to remain strong and be encouraged. We love you, BG."