The word trailblazer gets used in many contexts now, but it definitely applies to Chiney Ogwumike.
An active player and two-time All-Star in the WNBA, Ogwumike joined ESPN in 2015 as a women’s basketball analyst. She became a full-time contributor at ESPN — while maintaining her WNBA career — in 2018. Wednesday night will be her first appearance on “NBA Countdown,” the network’s pregame show, as a regular analyst.
She spoke to The Post about what made her take on the responsibilities of being a talking head while still early in her active playing career.
“It just became an avenue where I felt my voice was needed in the sense where we, especially this rising generation, are trying to make our mark,” the Los Angeles Sparks forward said. “If I’m able to join the conversation as it pertains to the NBA — and make people think ‘oh, she might not