Unable to play in the NBA, Kyrie Irving helped WNBA’s female colleague

Realizing the financial challenges faced by many WNBA female players, Kyrie Irving emerged and took decisive action

Although the NBA is well underway and has gained a lot of support for safety and strict isolation, the Women’s League of the WNBA has not been that smooth. 

The season even began at a place like the NBA, but the WNBA granted the players the right not to participate this season. 

However, only a few female players who leave the game will be given a wage. And players who wish to sit out of the WNBA game as a message to combat racial inequality or outrage over the COVID-19 will lose their own paychecks.

Kyrie Irving rushed to the rescue to guarantee that the female workers did not suffer. 

Yesterday, Superstar Brooklyn Nets set up a $1.5 million financial fund in its own pocket to support WNBA stars who are not paid for retirement. 

If they wish to retire to advocate for human rights, reflect on their own wellbeing, or actually do not want to abandon their families at this period, hopefully they will be supported.

At the same time, Irving also called on other NBA brothers to support more money in this fund, opening up more doors to benefit more WNBA female players in the future.

More to the AP, Kyrie Irving said he was aware of the dilemma that the WNBA female players Cloud and Jewell Loyd helped him get in touch with the WNBA administration, listening to the problems the tournament faced with the players. 

Irving himself is not in favour of a relaunch of the NBA season, but he’s not very excited to see what’s going on at WNBA. 

Kyrie, however, agreed to support instead of giving up any objections, well aware that the WNBA was already making tremendous strides to combat black justice in America.

Student of Kobe Bryant has been WNBA Draft 2020 Pick No. 1

Sabrina Ionescu, one of Kobe Bryant’s students, realized his dream by being the first WNBA Draft 2020 vote. 

WNBA Draft 2020, also on an online forum, have gained a lot of coverage with honorable picks for Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, the ill-fated female players who died in the crash. In January, the helicopter crashed. However that did not take away the atmosphere of the main characters, the NCAA players planning to join the professional road.

The first choice came as no surprise when New York Liberty picked up Sabrina Ionescu, the living legend of the NCAA at the University of Oregon. While she hasn’t won the championship yet in four years playing for the Ducks club, the Romanian girl set the American Student basketball record with 26 triple-doubles and became the first competitor in history to score 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. 

Ionescu reached the mark on 24 February 2020 just a few hours after speaking at the Kobe Bryant memorial service. Ionescu is one of the students closely guarded by Kobe, and she is also the person who shared Gianna Bryant’s story.

Sabrina Ionescu set a milestone that the boys of the NCAA could not reach either

Sabrina Ionescu was willing to play with professional players last November, when the University of Oregon clashed with the U.S. National Team. Oregon won the match with a score of 93-86. The Romanian-born player has 30 points and 7 rebounds. Ionescu’s Oregon teammate Satou Sabally was selected by the Dallas Wings in the second shift. This is the fourth time in WNBA Draft’s history that the first two have been selected from the same grade. Sabally is also two of the three German players chosen for this year’s Draft, alongside Luisa Gefangenensoder (Turn 21, Dallas Wings) and Lionie Fiebich (Round 22, LA Sparks).

Admire the WNBA Star Career Fortress: Sue Bird

Sue Bird merits the title of “Queen” of the WNBA for her accomplishments at the age of 40. 

If LeBron James is the “King” of the NBA, Suzane Brigit Bird deserves to be named the “Queen” of the American Women’s Basketball Scene. Today, the female player has just celebrated her 40th birthday, just a week after winning the Seattle Storm WNBA Championship. This is also the fourth award of Sue’s 17-year career in professional football.

This accomplishment is reminiscent of LeBron James and the Lakers’ most recent NBA win this year. Few people know, however, that this is only a landmark in the castle’s illustrious career as a 40-year-old woman. 

Sue Bird was considered to be a natural high school basketball talent before playing professionally. She started playing in AAU (American High School Basketball) in Grade 6. Her first women’s championship was in Christ the King’s High School shirt.

At NCAA, several universities want to own their talents, but Sue has chosen UConn as the place to submit her passion. She and the team won two NCAA championships in 2000 and 2002. 

She also took part in a match that is considered the best women’s basketball ever. This is also the true inspiration for the book “Bird at the Buzzer” (roughly translated: The moment of buzzer beater by Sue Bird).

As she plays professionally, Sue Bird holds a huge gold record that is not inferior to her colleague LeBron

The most famous among them are the four WNBA championships, four Olympic gold medals, four gold medals and one FIBA World Cup bronze medal in the national team colors and several individual wins on the WNBA chart.

There are many items in common with LeBron James and Sue Bird, both of whom have shown early interest in basketball. Their efforts paid off when they both entered professional play in 2002 and were the first option for Cleveland Cavaliers and Seattle Storm. 

After 17 years of professional competition this season, the two stars have just completed their set of accomplishments with the fourth trophy of the championship.

Many analysts also agree that with their current shape along with the strong lineup they are involved in these two stars will continue to be at the top of their careers for a long time to come.

Antonija Misura: the hottest female basketball player in the world

Dubbed the Queen of European Basketball, Antonija Misura has been fluttering the hearts of many male ballers for many years. 

With an ideal height of 1m81, Antonija Misura makes men stand up every time they appear in front of the camera lens. The Croatian basketball player and his national team won the Bronze Medal of the Mediterranean Games 2009 and the Jolly JBS National Championship.

But the lovely face and the hot body are the reasons that make Misura’s name popular all over the world. 

In the past, she also made extra money by part-time modeling in her hometown

Her elegance left the border for the first time in 2009, when the Croatian Women’s Team attended the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara. Here, 80 photographers from 23 countries voted overwhelmingly for Antonija as the beauty of the tournament.

The name Antonija Misura became popular all over the world when she was selected to the 2012 Olympics team. While she didn’t play much in London and the Croatian women’s team didn’t do well, athletic students in 1988 nevertheless induced heavenly beauty fever. 

Thanks to the assistance of Reddit social network readers, Bleacher Report said that she is the most stunning competitor in the Olympics. It covers newspapers and magazines around the world, such as Russia Today, The New England Sports Network, Blic and Muze. NBA player Nate Robinson said this is probably the most beautiful woman ever to put on a shoe” after watching the Croatia-Czech match.

Popular for that but little by little Antonija was irritated by over-attention. She agreed to refuse much of the offer to model pictures, concentrating on her competitive career as well as her research. In 2015, she got in a flower carriage with another basketball star, Marko Sandric, and now she’s living with a baby child.

A number of women American baseball players are … starving

Baseball is the world’s second richest sport. However, during the Covid 19 season, baseball players have to complain about the danger of starvation before they are hit by the disease.

According to Rules Of Sport, among the ten richest sports in the world, baseball is ranked No. 2 and is also predicted to climb to No. 1 in the future. 

Statistics reveal that the overall baseball village income is up to USD 3.82 million a year

However, if you’re heading far into the baseball village, you can see that the prosperity posted in the newspaper isn’t for everybody. Somewhere in the American baseball village, several players joke with each other that they can “die to death until they die from sickness.” It’s a harsh fact because without Covid-19, very few people would have understood this.

The wealth of the American baseball village is based only on the major stars competing in the MLB (the biggest baseball tournament in America). However, in lower competitions, such as MiLB, players are struggling with a limited allocation of just USD 10 per day during the non-match time.

When the stadium lights are on, their pay is just $1,200 USD-2,400 USD / month, smaller than the typical American income. John O’Reilly’s Rutgers Baseball Team is an example of this. After the MiLB award was closed, O’Reilly was not economically enough to remain in the region. He had to carry his suitcase to live with his parents in New Jersey.

John O’Reilly had to work alone in the vacant fields every day to preserve his pitching skills. He didn’t have enough money to go to the gym, nor did he have any teammates to train with. Recently, John heard the news of the lightning: the baseball team he represented will not have paid for his break.

If Covid-19 is to last, many baseball players would have to consider doing some left-hand jobs to keep their life running, waiting for the stadium to light up again.

The Covid-19 outbreak began to rage, with the first U.S. female professional basketball case identified

Since the first positive case for SARS-CoV-2, the Covid-19 pandemic reportedly entered the WNBA tournament.

Sydney Wiese, a Los Angeles Sparks football team player, recently shared on her official Twitter profile that she tested positive for the new coronavirus. It is remembered that the first event of the American Women ‘s Professional Basketball Tournament (WNBA) was that of Covid-19.

According to Sydney Wiese, her initial signs were close to those of Rudy Gobert, a Utah jazz striker, Sydney Wiese said she had lost her ability to detect taste and scent. 

Before returning to the USA, Sydney Wiese played in Liga Femenina (professional women’s basketball tournament in Spain). This is normal for women basketball players at WNBA, who also take advantage of the winter season to take part in other world tournaments before coming back to train for the new season.

On March 16, Sydney Wiese reported feeling sick and conscious that she was likely to contract Covid-19 after his schedule to travel to the United States. It isolates itself and prevents contact with family members. The latest findings have been sent back to her this Friday morning (US time). Sydney is reportedly alone at home in Phoenix City, Arizona, USA.

Sydney Wiese, born in 1995, has been in the tournament for the first time since 2017

In the Draft Day season that year, the Los Angeles Sparks squad was picked for the first round. It’s also the squad she’s already playing at the WNBA.

While the American Women’s Professional Basketball Championship has not yet taken place, there are still some impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most recently, according to the announcement of the tournament, the Draft Day event will take place online on April 17, rather than in a place like the previous years.

According to the calendar of the tournament, the season begins from May 15th and ends at the end of September to the beginning of October. The WNBA, close to the NBA, would have to be delayed in order to deter the outbreak of the disease.

Top African Women’s Basketball Players in Decade (P3)

7/Mame Marie Sy (Senegal)

Mame Marie Sy is the kind of player that coaches love to have on their teams thanks to her tirelessness and aggressiveness. She reflected the tenacity of Senegal over the last ten years.

The 1.9-meter power forward won two African titles and has not missed any single international tournaments while playing in France.

Sy has participated in six African championships since 2009.

8/ Soraia Deghady (Egypt)

Soraia Deghady has made her international debut in the FIBA U16 Africa Women’s Championship 2011. The following year, she realized her dream of a star player when she helped her national team rank the third place of the FIBA U18 Africa Women’s Championship organized in Dakar, Senegal.

As one of the best African basketball talents, she has played an important role in the popularity of Egyptian women’s basketball.

9/ Geraldine Robert (Gabon)

Five years ago, Geraldine Robert left France to go home for her first appearance with the Gabonese national team. She made history during the event.

She helped her national team qualify the African Championship for the first time since 2005. With 23 points and 14 rebounds, she helped Gabon have chances to join the Final Round of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2015 in Cameroon.

During the event, the Gabonese national team finished the top of the qualifier with the participation of Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo thanks to its 3-1 record.

In Yaounde, Robert showed off her talent and was named to the All-Star team of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2015.

10/ Evelyn Akhator (Nigeria)

Evelyn Akhator, the former University of Kentucky standout, is one of the reasons why the Nigerian national team has won back-to-back African awards in 2017 and 2019.

During the two FIBA Women’s AfroBasket appearances, she was named to two All-Star teams.

Top African Women’s Basketball Players in Decade (P2)

4/ Ezinne Kalu ( Nigeria)

Ezinne Kalu was little known before she made her debut with the Nigerian national team and almost caused damages at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in France in 2016. Arriving in Nantes as an unknown player, Kalu returned home as a future leader.

Despite the three memorable points scored by Kalu in the quarter-final clash against South Korea, Nigeria lost a ticket to join the Rio Olympics. However, she played an important role in helping her national basketball team gain their first FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in a decade in the next year.

Four years since her debut with the D’Tigresses, Kalue helped the Nigerian national team won two African titles.

5/ Meiya Tirera (Mali)

Meiya Tirera played as a solid defender and efficient scorer to help Mila reach the crown of Africa. However, her team only achieved three third places at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket. Despite such results, her team has proven their important role for her country’s new generation of hoopers in the past decade.

Tirera may have played her last AfroBasket in Senegal last year though she has represented Mila at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020 early this year.

She not only helped InterClube de Luanda achieve the FIBA ACCW 2013 title but also made the All-Star team in the tournament in Morocco.

6/ Ramses Lonlack (Cameroon)

Ramses Lonlack was called the African Queen by Memphis University fans. However, when Cameroon hosted the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2015, she was named as a Cameroonian Goddess.

Cameroon last reached the top three of the African Championship in 1984, but with the contributions of Lonlack, Cameroon had various reasons to dream about a place in the Rio Olympics in the following year.

The Cameroon 2015 saw the best showing of Lonlack with the Lionesses Indomitable jersey. Two years earlier in Mozambique, the 24-year-old guard was named to the All-Star team after leading her country to the fourth place.

Top African Women’s Basketball Player in Decade (P1)

The FIBA Africa Editorial Team has researched the history books and listed 12 players from eight nations who are famous for their achievements and contributions for a decade.

1/ Leia Dongue (Mozambique)

As the history book, Leia Dongue has ever scored less than 13 points and seven rebounds per game for a decade at the global and African basketball tournaments. At the age of 29 in 2020, Dongue still makes wakes with European teams and has a lot of basketball to play. 

Known as the Mozambican ace, Leia Dongue has achieved the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women (FIBA ACCW) for six consecutive years from 2012 to 2017 while playing for Liga Desportiva and Primeiro D’Agosto.

With an average of 15 points and 11.7 rebounds at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Turkey, Dongue was honored as the FIBA ACCW MVP in 2014 and 2015.

After such achievements, she was continuously named to the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket All-Star team in 2013, 2017, and 2019.

Currently, she registers an average of 15.5 points and 8.45 rebounds per game in the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket from 2011. However, Mozambique’s team has yet to win a FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title.

2/ Nacissela Mauricio (Angola)

Nacissela Mauricio has become a symbol of Angola women’s basketball for the last ten years. She helped her country to win the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket titles in 2011 and 2013.

The most wonderful moment of her career is that she has become the only African player to win the AfroBasket MVP honors for a decade from 2010 to 2020.

Unluckily, she had to retire from the basketball playing career two years ago due to knee injuries. Now, she works as a basketball director for Primeiro D’Agosto.

3/ Astou Traore (Senegal)

The career of Astou Traore over the last decade was contributed to helping Senegal to the highest position in Africa. Although the Senegalese team has won only one continental title in 2015 and ranked second in 2011, 2017, and 2019, she was named the MVP of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket three years ago in Bali. 

She scored an average of 12.9 points per game at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2010 and 2018 and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sue Bird-Famous Basketball Player in USA

Born on October 16, 1980, Sue Bird is a professional female basketball player in the United States of America (USA). She is a younger daughter of Herschel and Nancy Bird.

Childhood

When she was a child, Sue Bird was keen on sports such as basketball, tennis, soccer, and track and field. She then decided to pursue a basketball playing career. At the age of six, she started participating in the AAU basketball games.

She studied at Syosset High School during her freshman and took part in Christ the King Regional High School to have more competition. Thanks to the participation, she had a chance to win the New York State Player of the Year and the New York Daily News Player of the Year. She was also appreciated as a WBCA All American.

After the high school graduation, Sue Bird enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1998 and played for the Uconn Huskies. During the four years, she helped the Huskies to achieve the NCCA championship twice in 2000 and 2002 and received many accolades including the Nancy Lieberman Awards in 2000, 2001, and 2002, the Naismith College Player of the Year in 2002, and the USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year in 2002.

Career

Sue Bird has been taking part in the US national team since 2000. For the first tournament, she and her team won the gold medal at the 2000 Jones Cup in Taipei. Two years later, she won her first gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in China.

In 200, the U.S. national team lost in the semi-finals of the Brazil World Cup and won a bronze medal. However, Sue Bird then won the three consecutive World Cups namely the 2010 Czech Republic, 2014 Turkey, and 2018 Spain.

She made her debut in Olympic in Athens in 2004. She and her team won the gold medal that year and also at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, and 2016 Rio de Janeiro.