L.A. Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung.
How did Ogwumike make the leap from All-Star to MVP? WNBA.com’s Brian Martin breaks down her rise.
Watch Ogwumike in action as she averaged 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 66.5% from the floor.
Go inside the gym to hear about the work ethic that drove Ogwumike’s MVP season.
From training camp to the race for the No. 2 seed, take a look through 30 photos to recap No. 30’s year.
Sparks legend Lisa Leslie — a three-time MVP herself — talks about the “it factor” that made Nneka an MVP.
Nneka’s younger sister Chiney, a star for the Connecticut Sun, details their relationship on The Players’ Tribune.
Ogwumike’s 73.7 true shooting percentage was the highest in WNBA or NBA history. VICE Sports’ Howard Megdal dives into the numbers.
The Times’ Bill Plaschke writes about Ogwumike’s MVP personality and career goals.