- Michaela Onyenwere was among the selected rookies that will play in the WBNA next season
- The American-born Nigerian was the sixth pick following her outstanding season at UCLA
- The 21-year-old's grandmother danced during the selection and the world's caught attention on social media
Michaela Onyenwere's grandmother played the role of her parents after she's drafted into the WNBA ahead of next season, ESPN Twitter.
The 21-year-old became the sixth pick in players that will play at the topflight level league of women's basketball in the United States.
While Michaela was conducting an interview after being selected, a certain old woman identified as her grandmother was in the background dressed in Igbo outfit dancing for joy.
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She was wearing a traditional sky blue George and a yellow wrapper with beads on her neck as she danced the native Igbo steps to celebrate her granddaughter which did not go unnoticed by the camera.
Onyenwere made history as she became the first Coloradan selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
The six-foot forward had a glittering career at UCLA where she became the program’s first two-time AP All-American.
She won a bronze medal in the USA Basketball 3-on-3 National Championship in 2019 and also competed in the Pan-American Games that year.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Michael Jordan will induct the late Kobe Bryant into the 2020 Hall of Fame on May 15, 2021, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, TMZ.
Kobe had always modelled his game after his childhood hero Jordan who had an amazing career with the Chicago Bulls.
It is now the turn of the basketball legend to return the favour by inducting the former LA Lakers point guard into the archives of great players of the game.
Legit.ng also reported that US rap musician Meek Mill has been dragged on social media after rapping about late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's tragic death.
A snippet of an upcoming track by the US rapper featuring Lil Baby was shared by a Twitter user on Thursday, February 18. US tweeps have flooded social media to slam the star for rapping about Kobe's death in the future release.
Kobe died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna, six people and the pilot also died in the crash. In the now-deleted snippet, Meek raps: