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Aces’ Dearica Hamby played in WNBA Finals while pregnant

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Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby is pregnant with her second child, she announced during the team’s championship parade Tuesday.

After an announcer called her “Amaya’s mom” following her speech, in reference to her daughter, Hamby made a key correction.

“It’s no longer Amaya’s mom,” she said. “It’s Amaya and Legend’s mom.”

Her daughter Amaya confirmed the news on Sydney Colson’s Instagram Live broadcast, announcing that she is going to have a baby brother.

Hamby has been a member of the franchise since its time in San Antonio, and she played a big part this season, averaging 9.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

She struggled during the playoffs, though, missing the first round with a knee injury and playing just eight total minutes during the semifinal series against the Seattle Storm.

In the WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, her numbers ticked up, with Hamby contributing seven points, seven rebounds and five assists through 44 minutes across four games.

The two-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year was also named an All-Star this season, her second such nod.

Back in June, she signed a multi-year contract extension to remain in Las Vegas.

“I’m blessed,” Hamby said at the time. “What we’ve been building in Las Vegas is incredibly special, and I’m excited to continue to be a part of it.”