The WNBA season is in full swing and Sports Illustrated is giving fans an extra serving of their favorite female ballers. The highly-anticipated annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features five of the league's brightest stars on and off the court. Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Te'a Cooper, Nneka Ogwumike and Didi...
2021 record: 12-20 2021 offensive efficiency: (92.3, 12th in WNBA) 2021 defensive efficiency: (97.5, third) Jump ahead: Offseason moves | Key stats | Top fantasy options | Sleeper. About the Sparks. Last season did not go as planned for the Sparks. Derek Fisher's vision of redefining Los Angeles' identity was...
Nneka Ogwumike is a WNBA champion, the 2016 WNBA MVP, and a six-time WNBA all-star. She's a power forward for the Los Angeles Sparks, and as the president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), she propelled the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) of 2020 forward. The groundbreaking, eight-year CBA included a major increase in player cash compensation, enhanced travel accommodations, family-planning benefits, off-season career-development opportunities, and more.
Nearly two months since Brittney Griner’s arrest in Russia, the WNBA continues to feel the absence of the Phoenix Mercury center. “It’s tough,” Women’s National Basketball Players Association president Nneka Ogwumike said on Good Morning America Tuesday morning. “BG is us. We are BG. We’re really most concerned about her health and safety, especially her mental health. We’re hearing, in that respect, she’s OK but we want her home.”
WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike addresses Brittney Griner detention, why players are taking 'strategic' approach
Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia was on the top of the WNBA world’s mind on Monday night during the league’s player draft, with Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressing her arrest before the event. On Tuesday, WNBA players union president Nneka Ogwumike appeared on ABC’s "Good Morning America" and...
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I'm a cultural critic doing the work to call out anti-Black woman and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric. Since being drafted number one overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft, Nneka Ogwumike has been making waves as an advocate for gender equality in sports. Ogwumike, the president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and player for the Los Angeles Sparks, has teamed up with Michelob ULTRA for their 2022 Super Bowl campaign.
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The power forward on Los Angeles Sparks Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. This is officially the third time Ogwumike has won the award which has now made her the only player to win three times in a row. Each season, the award is given to a player who demonstrates ethical behavior, fair play, and integrity. She joined Cheddar to discuss what this award means for her and what she hopes for the future of women's basketball.
Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike has been selected to be the recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award for an unprecedented third consecutive season.
Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced today. This is the third straight Sportsmanship Award for Ogwumike, making her the only player to win the award in three consecutive years. The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is...