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Elena Delle Donne: Gorgeous Amazon Wins Rookie Of The Year at WNBA

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Elena Delle Donne may not be the tallest WNBA player ever, but her place in basketball history was immortalized this past Friday when she won the 2013 rookie of the year award.

Donne secured all the 39 first place votes and was presented with the glittering coveted trophy by WNBA president Laurel J. Ritchie before Chicago Sky vs Indiana Fever playoff opener.

”I had the pleasure of watching Elena Delle Donne compete in her first WNBA game…and in my very, very humble estimation it seemed to have taken her maybe 10 minutes to make the transition from the college game to the professional game,” an excited Richie exclaimed.

The gorgeous 6-foot-5 Amazon averaged 18.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and shot 93 percent from the free throw line to help the team from Illinois make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. What’s more, Chicago Sky earned the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Delle Donne, who has struggled with emotional and psychological burn-outs during her young mercurial career had this to say, ”I’m definitely humbled to be receiving this award among such a talented rookie class this season.”

In her earlier years while playing college basketball Donne was facing emotional problems due to separation from her family. Donne has a deep unwavering bond with her older sister Lizzie, who is deaf, blind and has cerebral palsy. Eventually, she bounced back from the turmoil and performed better than ever. Watch Elena describing her relationship with her sister

At the award ceremony, Delle Donne was joined by two of her teammates, center Sylvia Fowles and forward Swin Cash who were also honored by WNBA. Here is what Elena tweeted later:

Not content with the award, she is pretty much raring to win the next game. Delle Donne also had some nice things to say about team mates which will certainly boost the team spirit and camaraderie – ”Truthfully, I talk about them because the individual accolades and the individual success doesn’t come without them…’They’ve helped me rise to the occasion game after game, practice after practice…I owe them a ton.”

So will Elena help Chicago Sky win the WNBA championship this season? We will be watching closely.

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Elena Delle Donne: Gorgeous Amazon Wins Rookie Of The Year at WNBA
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  • Jason Jackson

    It is nice to a heterosexual woman doing well in the WNBA!

  • http://WebProNews/life Tom Ray

    For you to describe Delle Donne as a “gorgeous … Amazon” is an incredibly sexist, insensitive remark. I’m quite sure she didn’t appreciate being described that way. Women are not sex objects. We don’t talk about male athletes that way.

    • Andy May

      May I remind you that Amazons had the reputation of being the ultimate symbols of empowerment, courage, independence.

      To call it insensitive means you are the one who is over-sensitive, and actually pretty humorless too.

      By the way, you would have to prove to me beyond doubt that you are the apostle of gender equality before I accept you as holier than thou moral judge of what is sexist and what isn’t?

  • http://WebProNews/life Tom Ray

    She’s not a warrior. She’s a tall, gifted women’s basketball player of which there are many. How do you explain away the “gorgeous” part?