Current Team: Los Angeles Sparks | #17
Draft: 2015 | Minnesota | 1st round (2nd overall)
The Pet: Hugo
Please enjoy this perfect tweet and photo set:
The Down Low
Zahui B. is originally from Sweden. The "B" is short for Bazoukou. She shortened her name so it would fit on her jersey and be easier for Americans to pronounce (which is fair). While there are preposterously some AZB haters out there, she is a rebounding and blocking machine, particularly standing out in these categories the past couple seasons.
Some other things to know about Amanda:
- She has a twin brother.
- Wears a bow tie better than anyone I have ever seen
- I accidentally found a trove of fanfiction about her while researching [not linked]
- Roomed with Kia Nurse and Kiah Stokes in the wubble and made delightfully weird content together
- I maintain my assessment from my original WNBA fan guide that she just seems cool as hell and I hope this page reflects that
On being in Sweden when the Black Lives Matter marches were occuring in the summer of 2020:
Minneapolis, I wanted to march the streets with everyone. I wanted to do whatever I can do for that community. But at the same time, we have so much work to do in Sweden. You have to start at home.
But I still want to be the best. Not just the best in the WNBA. Not just the best in Europe.
I want to be the best in the entire world.
Know Your Meme
Not yet a meme, but I think we should all use this photo of Amanda, Kiah Stokes, and Shaq more:
More on Zahui B.
- She Found Her Voice in a W.N.B.A. Locker Room, Then Used It in Sweden (Seth Berkman, New York Times)
- Life in Transition (The Players' Tribune)
- Amanda Zahui B.: U women's basketball's marvelous mystery (Jim Souhan, StarTribune)