Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike has been the representative for WNBA players’ fight for better pay

Portrait Nneka Ogwumike.
Nneka Ogwumike says it’s important for the WNBA players to be paid fairly and for the league to grow in the right direction. Photographed at 213 S. Spring Street parking garage in Los Angeles.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

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Tania Ganguli covers the Lakers for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she spent six years covering J.J. Watt’s avocado consumption and other NFL subjects for the Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle and ESPN. An Arcadia High School and Northwestern University graduate, she has also covered high school sports, NASCAR, the Orlando Magic and one boat race for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.   
Christina House officially joined the Los Angeles Times photography staff in 2017 after nearly 10 years as a freelance photographer. A native Southern Californian, she grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Cal State Fullerton.