#FIBAWWC Jonquel Jones | The Best Basketball Player In The World On Identity and Fighting for What’s Right
This month, we’re celebrating the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 coming to Sydney by highlighting a different player each week in September.
When Jonquel Jones thinks back to growing up in the Bahamas, she recalls climbing mango trees at her grandmother’s house, and sneaking off to play basketball with her friends. But today, things are very different for the woman dubbed ‘the best player in the world.’ Rising through the ranks of basketball and eventually becoming part of the Bosnian National team, being a black, gay, woman in sport has meant Jonquel’s road to the WNBA has been anything but easy.
In this episode, Jonquel talks to our digital editor Nikolina Ilic about fighting for what's right, how she used fashion to express her true self, and always staying genuine no matter what life throws at you - because ultimately, after all this, that's the only thing she wants to be remembered for.
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