fbpx
62.1 F
Los Angeles

Former WNBA Champ Alana Beard pushing for expansion

Date:

Share:

Subscribe to our Insider

Alana Beard, a WNBA Champion with the LA Sparks, is pursuing a team in the Oakland area to join the league. Beard recently partnered with the African American Sports and Entertainment Group (AASEG) in hopes of creating a new team.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity and excited to help bring a WNBA team to Oakland,” stated Beard. “The AASEG has done an incredible job of getting us to this point and has garnered tremendous support from influencers in the local community. I am hopeful our vision, passion and collective efforts will lead to the return of professional basketball in Oakland.”

The Oakland WNBA ownership process is going to be led by Beard. The former WNBA player was a four-time WNBA All-Star and back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year during her 15-year career. In addition, the AASEG is going to be advised by Attorney Jade Smith-Williams. Smith-Williams is a local to the Oakland area and played professional basketball, too.

Rene' Kennedy
Rene' Kennedyhttps://theballout.com
Managing Editor of The Ball Out.

Subscribe to our Insider

━ more like this

Grayson Murray’s Untimely Death: A PGA Tour Star Remembered

The world of professional golf is mourning the loss of a shining talent with the tragic news that Grayson Murray, a two-time PGA Tour...

Sipping Elegance at the Fuil Wines Red Carpet Unveiling

Walking into the grand unveiling of Fuil Wines' latest masterpiece, my senses were immediately engulfed in an ambiance that promised an evening of elegance,...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Seen Assaulting Cassie Ventura in 2016 Video

In a world constantly under the scrutiny of public eyes, celebrities often find their darkest moments illuminated for all to see. The recent surveillance...

Looming Decisions Hover Over Cavs’ Offseason

As the Cleveland Cavaliers season came to an end after losing to the Boston Celtics 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals, all eyes are...

Lakers Fire Darvin Ham: Understanding the Timing and Reasons Behind It

The Los Angeles Lakers have parted ways with head coach Darvin Ham after this year's playoff disappointment. Under Ham's tenure, the Lakers achieved a...