Sky star Elena Delle Donne to play in NBA celebrity game
BY BRIAN SANDALOW For Sun-Times Media January 30, 2014 12:34AM
Elena Delle Donne
Updated: March 3, 2014 4:17PM
After her rookie season in the WNBA, Sky star Elena Delle Donne opted not to play in Europe during the offseason, choosing instead to help the team build its brand in Chicago. Now she will get a chance to do it nationally.
The NBA announced Delle Donne will play in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Feb. 14 in New Orleans. Delle Donne, a unanimous selection as the WNBA’s rookie of the year, will be joined by Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins and other celebrities, including Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
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