• September 25, 2021
  1. Home
  2. Nneka Ogwumike

Tag: Nneka Ogwumike

WNBPA forms board of advocates

WNBPA forms board of advocates

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced the formation of a Board of Advocates. The group includes “a diverse group of paradigm-shifters and glass-ceiling breakers in business, politics, entertainment, media, and sport.” The union executive committee “identified each Board…

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Parker earns season-high in win over Storm Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Halfway through the second quarter of an energetic game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm, Candace Parker hit the deck hard, and held…

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory

Video || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s heavily anticipated, nationally televised game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Los Angeles Sparks, Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage picked up her second…

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – With 2:41 remaining in the second quarter of Thursday’s day game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings, center Imani McGee-Stafford found herself open near the hoop, and laid the ball in.…

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak

Three Sparks players score 18 points each in win over Las Vegas I asked Kalani Brown about the mix-up with Liz Cambage: “She told me she was gonna pull my hair out – I just didn’t think she would really…

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Stats || Shot Charts || Video PHOENIX – Leilani Mitchell was the last player the Phoenix Mercury cut after training camp, before the team brought her back following the home opener. Sunday, the Australian point guard validated that decision, scoring…

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The season debut of Candace Parker didn’t exactly go as envisioned for the Los Angeles Sparks. Instead, it looked a lot like the last time they faced the Washington Mystics, when…

A career night from Zahui B helps propel New York to road win over Los Angeles, 98-92

A career night from Zahui B helps propel New York to road win over Los Angeles, 98-92

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Just one day removed from a 35-point loss to the Las Vegas Aces, the New York Liberty entered the Staples Center on Saturday night and gutted out an impressive 98-92 victory…

Led by Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles bounces back with 77-59 victory over Chicago

Led by Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles bounces back with 77-59 victory over Chicago

Parker and Ogumwike lead Sparks over Sky Back to our winning ways!?? @Candace_Parker leading the game with 24pts! #GoSparks #All4LA pic.twitter.com/bFVlDlpkwT — Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) June 10, 2018 LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (5-2) made a triumphant…

Lynx beat Sparks in Finals Game 5 to win their 4th WNBA title

Lynx beat Sparks in Finals Game 5 to win their 4th WNBA title

Box score Game 1 Recap Game 2 Recap Game 3 Recap Game 4 Recap Video: Sylvia Fowles Game 5 Highlights Notes Postgame Transcripts The Minnesota Lynx won their fourth WNBA title Wednesday night, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76, in…

WNBA players and rosters make debut in NBA Live series

WNBA players and rosters make debut in NBA Live series

Video: EA. For the first time, WNBA rosters will available in the popular NBA Live video game Electronic Arts (EA) announced today. The next release of the game, NBA Live 18, will include current teams of the WNBA. “On behalf…

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

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

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…

With a solid core of veterans and some exciting additions, Sparks look to repeat as WNBA champions

With a solid core of veterans and some exciting additions, Sparks look to repeat as WNBA champions

LOS ANGELES – As the 2017 WNBA regular season gets underway, many expect the reigning champion Los Angeles Sparks to mount another championship run. The team is No. 1 in the Associated Press Preseason WNBA Poll and No. 2 in…

WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike Extends Contract with Los Angeles Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike,  the 2016 WNBA MVP, signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Sparks. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last season  she became one of only seven players in WNBA history to win both the regular season…

Sparks topple Lynx to win WNBA Championship, victory seals a banner season for Ogwumike and Parker

Sparks topple Lynx to win WNBA Championship, victory seals a banner season for Ogwumike and Parker

Photos © Lee Michaelson, all right reserved The Los Angeles Sparks won the 2016 WNBA Championship, 77-76, on a shot from MVP Nneka Ogwumike with 3.1 seconds left in the Game 5 of the best-of-five Finals Thursday night at the…

WNBA Finals Game 3: Sparks beat Lynx 92-75, come within one game of the championship

WNBA Finals Game 3: Sparks beat Lynx 92-75, come within one game of the championship

Photo Gallery ||  Quotes || Social Media || Box Score || Around the Web LOS ANGELES – Friday was not a good day for the Minnesota Lynx. The defending WNBA champions found themselves at the losing end of a lopsided…

WNBA Playoffs semifinals: Sparks have the upper hand after taking game one vs. the Sky

WNBA Playoffs semifinals: Sparks have the upper hand after taking game one vs. the Sky

Photos: © Lee Michaelson With the league’s MVP Nneka Ogwumike and the Sixth Woman of the Year Jantel Lavender scoring in double figures, Los Angeles took the first matchup of the five-game WNBA Playoffs semifinal series with Chicago, 95-75. The…

Success of Los Angeles bolstered by a deep bench and newcomers

Success of Los Angeles bolstered by a deep bench and newcomers

The record-setting Minnesota Lynx (12-0) and Los Angeles Sparks (11-0) will meet for a historic showdown of undefeated WNBA teams on Tuesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV. Minnesota and Los Angeles are off to the two best starts in WNBA history, and their matchup is…

Candace Parker spoils debut of Breanna Stewart with 34-point explosion as Sparks beat Storm 96-66

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Los Angeles Sparks veteran forward Candace Parker spoiled the professional debut of the most decorated women’s college basketball player in history Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, leading her team to a 96-66 victory over…

Under watchful eye of Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball Senior National Team opens camp

STORRS, Conn. – Sixteen of the best players in the world convened at the current mecca of women’s college basketball, Storrs, Conn., for the first training camp of this Olympic year. They came from all over the world, literally, to…

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and  Chiney Ogwumike

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and Chiney Ogwumike

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). The roundtable discussions are some of the most popular and listened to shows from the Dishin & Swishin…

Ogwumike returns and Sparks overcome 15-point deficit to defeat Mystics, remain in playoff hunt

Ogwumike returns and Sparks overcome 15-point deficit to defeat Mystics, remain in playoff hunt

The Los Angeles Sparks (13-18) overcome a 15-point deficit to defeat the Washington Mystics 93-91 at Staples Center Thursday night. It was the largest comeback of the season for the Sparks. They outshot the Mystics (16-14), 54 percent to 48.6…

Los Angeles wins fourth straight, routs Tulsa 84-57

Los Angeles wins fourth straight, routs Tulsa 84-57

The Los Angeles Sparks (7-14) dominated the Tulsa Shock, 84-57, Thursday night at Staples Center for a fourth straight victory. The 27-point advantage was the largest margin of victory this season for the Sparks. For the Shock, the defeat marked their…

Atlanta stages late comeback to defeat Los Angeles, 76-72

Box score The Atlanta Dream (7-8) overcame a fourth quarter 11-point deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks, 76-72, Thursday afternoon at the Staples Center. Both teams came into the game at the bottom of their respective conferences. Led by…

Danielle Robinson leads San Antonio in win over Los Angeles, 70-63

Danielle Robinson leads San Antonio in win over Los Angeles, 70-63

The San Antonio Stars (3-8) defeated the Los Angeles Sparks (2-9) Wednesday evening at Freeman Coliseum, 70-63. The Stars broke a two-game losing streak that included a loss to the Sparks last Thursday in Los Angeles. Danielle Robinson led the…