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Nneka Ogwumike is a Nigerian American basketball player who plays forward for the Los Angeles Sparks. The young woman caused a stir recently when she posed naked for ESPN.
Ogwumike will be one of 23 athletes to grace ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue and one of its nine cover stars.
“It’s always been something that I wanted to do,” Ogwumike said. “I think it’s mostly because of the elite collection of athletes that they pick. It attributes to your success individually because they don’t just pick anybody.”