October 20, 2016

Nneka's splendid season

Nneka's splendid season ended in the best way possible tonight — with a WNBA Championship.

The Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx 77-76. Nneka hit the game winner with a rebound and an impossible put-back at the three-second mark. Watch the last 20 seconds of the game here.

Here's the AP game report: Nneka Ogwumike's clutch shot lifts Sparks to first title in 14 years

So now Nneka has a championship trophy to go along with the MVP trophy she earned for her stellar play during the regular season. She joins an exclusive club of just six players who have won the MVP and championship in the same season.

And she has a cool pair of sneakers:

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The Sisters rule

Nneka and Chiney are now part of the WNBA players' union executive council. Nneka is the new president and Chiney is a vice president.

Here's the press release: MVP Nneka Ogwumike elected WNBA players' union president

Here's Mechelle Voepel's opinion:

October 16, 2016

Jayne begins a new job

Jayne has retired from playing basketball, but she's still in the basketball business.

She has begun work as the Associate Director of Player Relations for the Women's Basketball Player Association (WNBPA), the first ever professional women athletes' union.

She was the San Antonio Stars' player rep to the WNBPA for five years, the WNBPA's secretary/treasurer for three. She did an offseason internship two years ago at St. Francis College in Brooklyn in the athletic department and said she is interested in the "business side" of athletics.

October 15, 2016

Nneka tops All-WNBA first team

Nneka topped the 2016 All-WNBA First Team.

She was the only unanimous pick, receiving 39 first-place votes and 195 points from a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.

More here: 2016 All-WNBA First and Second Teams Announced