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Ogwumike Named MVP

L.A. Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung.

The Rise to MVP

How did Ogwumike make the leap from All-Star to MVP?’s Brian Martin breaks down her rise.

Video: Ogwumike’s Season Highlights

Watch Ogwumike in action as she averaged 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 66.5% from the floor.

Video: #WatchMeWork With Nneka

Go inside the gym to hear about the work ethic that drove Ogwumike’s MVP season.

Season in Photos

From training camp to the race for the No. 2 seed, take a look through 30 photos to recap No. 30’s year.

Video: Lisa Leslie On Nneka

Sparks legend Lisa Leslie — a three-time MVP herself — talks about the “it factor” that made Nneka an MVP.

My Sister: The MVP

Nneka’s younger sister Chiney, a star for the Connecticut Sun, details their relationship on The Players’ Tribune.

VICE Sports: Historic Numbers

Ogwumike’s 73.7 true shooting percentage was the highest in WNBA or NBA history. VICE Sports’ Howard Megdal dives into the numbers.

LA Times: MVP Seeks More

The Times’ Bill Plaschke writes about Ogwumike’s MVP personality and career goals.