LA Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike on raising the WNBA's profile

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The WNBA kicked off its 2018 season last month. The LA Sparks are considered one of the top teams in the league. However, players can’t make a living in the WNBA. 2016 League MVP Nneka Ogwumike is a power forward for the LA Sparks and says the pay is so low that many women play abroad in the off-season. She herself plays in Russia in the winter.


Nneka Ogwumike at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta. 


Nneka Ogwumike (#30) high fives teammate Chelsea Gray (#12)
during a game against the Minnesota Lynx on June 3, 2018 at the Staples Center.
Photo courtesy of LA Sparks.


Nneka Ogwumike (#30) handles the ball against the Minnesota Lynx
on May 20, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photo courtesy of LA Sparks.