Breanna Stewart Pushes for Change on and Off the Court
Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys in periodic installments through the rest of the year. Read Stewart’s first installment here.
Much remains uncertain for Breanna Stewart, the former University of Connecticut star and W.N.B.A. M.V.P. who, during the pandemic, has been prepping for a return to the Seattle Storm following a year lost to injury. The W.N.B.A. and its players seem close to an agreement but continue to puzzle over the details of playing a shortened season.
Amid the postponement, America has over the last month seen an outpouring of powerful protests unimaginable at the outbreak’s onset. “Our country is fighting two viruses at once,” Stewart said. “The coronavirus. But now we’re also facing up to racism, which has been around for centuries. It’s the virus of racism that is most in my thoughts right now.”
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