Brittney Griner's National Anthem Comments Stir Sports World. 

On Friday night, WNBA standout Brittney Griner participated in her first game following her return from Russia .

Griner, a star in the league, spent nearly a year in prison in Russia on drug trafficking-related charges. 

Thanks to a trade from President Biden, she was sent back to her own country of the United States. 

On Friday night, the former Baylor Bears standout said that this time around, 

the national anthem seemed different. 

Hearing the national anthem "hit different," according to Griner. 

It's similar like when you compete in the Olympics; as you sit there waiting to get the gold ...

...medal and as the national song begins to play, something new happens.