Nneka Ogwumike flips for basketball

Updated: September 24, 2013, 2:02 AM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

Nneka Ogwumike wasn't one of those kids who grew up worshipping Michael Jordan and dunking on a Fisher Price hoop.

"I was originally a gymnast and signed up for AAU basketball just to stay in shape," said Ogwumike, the Los Angeles Sparks forward whose team fell to the Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal on Monday. "I watched games on TV sometimes, but I wasn't a huge fan."

The product of Nigerian parents who came to the United States in the early ...

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