Breanna Stewart’s star has never been brighter. Now she wants to give back.
Stewart wrote on X that she’d like to help bring a basketball court to a new community youth center in Jackson, Mississippi. She responded to a post from Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, who asked if any WNBA or WNBA teams would be interested in helping.
“Would love to help,” Stewart wrote. “How much do you need?”
Thomas told Stewart she would put her in touch with her executive director but hardly hid her excitement.
“Y’all. My mind is blown,” Thomas wrote.
First off, 🤯Second, I can put you in touch with the executive director. He can better tell you about their needs. Thank you so much!— Angie Thomas (@angiecthomas) October 5, 2023
First off, 🤯Second, I can put you in touch with the executive director. He can better tell you about their needs. Thank you so much!
Stewart recently won her second league MVP award, and now she’s back in the national spotlight as the Liberty challenge the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA Finals.
Stewart averaged 23 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game during the regular season as the Liberty rolled to the second best record in the league, behind the Aces.
This is the Liberty’s first appearance in the Finals since 2002. Stewart, meanwhile, won two championships with the Seattle Storm.
“I’m making sure we enjoy this opportunity. We have an interesting mix of players that have never been here before, players that have, but this is the biggest stage and this is when you want to be at your best,” Stewart said to the media. “You obviously come here for the purpose of bringing a championship to New York.”