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Chiney Ogwumike receives Sports Emmy nomination for WNBA documentary

The Sparks forward was on the sidelines for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. (Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Sparks forward and ESPN broadcaster Chiney Ogwumike has been nominated for a Sports Emmy as an executive producer of “144.”

The ESPN Films documentary on the 2020 WNBA season is nominated in the long documentary category alongside “LFG,” a documentary about the USWNT’s fight for equal pay.

In response to the nomination, Ogwumike tweeted that she was “blessed to have been able to tell the story.”

“Our stories MATTER,” she wrote. “The 2020 season not only transformed the landscape of sports, but also our country.”

The documentary details the story of that season, which took place in a pandemic bubble (also known as the “Wubble”) and featured league-wide social justice efforts. Ogwumike opted out of that season and did not travel to the bubble but had the idea for the documentary while speaking with sister Nneka, who also plays for the Sparks and did travel to the bubble in Florida.

Ogwumike made more history last year when she became the first Black woman to host a national, daily sports-talk radio show when she co-hosted the ESPN radio show Chiney and Golic Jr. She also joined Malika Andrews’ ESPN show “NBA Today” in September.