Chinenye “Chiney” Ogwumike is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for The Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She played in three Final Fours with Stanford University and holds the record for most rebounds in the history of Stanford Women’s Basketball and the Pac-12 Conference, as of January, 2014.
In 2014, Chiney signed an endorsement deal with Nike soon after being drafted first overall in the WNBA. As of 2016, she was elected Vice-President of the WNBA Players Association, and signed an endorsement deal with Adidas. In May 2018, she signed a multi-year contract with ESPN to become a full-time basketball analyst.
In 2019, Chiney was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks for a 2020 first round pick. In the semi-finals, the Sparks were eliminated by her former team, the Connecticut Sun in a three-game sweep.
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