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:
Oct 21: More from the media:
Ogwumike's fadeaway gives Sparks the WNBA title from Palo Alto Online
The rise of Nneka Ogwumike led to the LA Sparks’ first title in more than a decade by Mark Ellentuck (SB Nation)
“The Rebound of Your Life”: Ogwumike Caps MVP Season with Finals-Winning Play by Brian Kotloff (WNBA)
With 3.1 Seconds Left, Los Angeles Sparks Seize W.N.B.A. Title from the New York Times
Finals MVP Candace Parker finally captures elusive WNBA title by Mechelle Voepel (espnW)