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Video: Reigning WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike featured on cover of ESPN The Magazine’s Annual BODY Issue

Published on June 30, 2017


Reigning WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike is among the athletes featured on covers for ESPN The Magazine’s BODY Issue, hitting newsstands July 7. In her interview, the Los Angeles Sparks forward discusses developing her basketball skills at a young age, the meaning of her last name, knowing her worth and more.

Some quotes from her interview:

  • Doughnuts are my kryptonite, without a doubt. Krispy Kreme, specifically. I will eat a dozen doughnuts at one sitting. Easy. I’ll do that once every three months. It’s just when you know, you know. One morning every few months I’ll wake up and say, “This is the day.”
  • I would categorize myself as a [basketball] novice even still today. I’ve only been in the league for five years, and even throughout such a tremendous season last year for my team, I could feel myself learning and getting better. And as I play overseas, I also still feel myself learning and getting better. Not just on the court but also as someone who assumes a leadership position.
  • I’m not trying to knock any shorties, but I think being tall is such a blessing. I’m very thankful for what my legs can do because I can jump super high. I don’t know my exact vertical, but I can dunk. When you embrace your height, it’s even more beautiful than just being tall.



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