The No. 1 draft pick, who is poised to be the competition’s star and was mentored by Kobe Bryant, suffered the injury 12 minutes into the duel between New York’s Liberty, who has lost all three games, and the Atlanta Dream
WNBA draft number one Sabrina Ionescu left the court with an ankle injury Friday 12 minutes into the game between her team, New York Liberty , against the Atlanta Dream that could lay off for several matches to the player of Romanian descent, noted to become the star of this competition.
The Liberty point guard twisted her ankle in a fortuitous move and her team reportedly sprained her third game of the WNBA shortened season, which is played without an audience in the Bradenton, Florida ‘bubble’ in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Oh!! @ Sabrina_i20, get healthy ASAP! Health is wealth, ”three-time NBA champion LeBron James tweeted in response to Ionescu’s injury , who had scored 10 points and caught a rebound in the 12 minutes he had played.
Ouch!! @sabrina_i20 Get healthy as soon as possible! 🙏🏾. Health is wealth
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 31, 2020
In her debut for Liberty against the Seattle Storm Ionescu, She had scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, but had recovered in her second game with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists against the Dallas Wings of the Spanish Astou Ndour . All three games, however, ended in defeat for New York Liberty .
Sabrina Ionescu was mentored by Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant at her academy in her college days and was the only Division I player to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists to enter the WNBA with high expectations.
In the other two games of the day, Dallas Wings beat Indiana Fever 76-73 and Phoenix Mercury over Las Vegas Aces , who was not played by shooting guard Lindsay Allen after an inconclusive positive test by Covid19, 102-95. Washington Mystics is the only team that has won all three games.