Current Team: Phoenix Mercury | #5
Draft: 2018 | UConn | 1st round (10th overall)
Key Accolades: All-Star (2019)
The Down Low
Kia is a Canadian hero (she is one of just four active WNBA players from Canada.) And she's earned that title: Kia has set herself apart in the league with her speed, athleticism, and shooting. Although she plays in the WNBA, her connection to her home county is strong, serving as a basketball analyst for TSN, running the Kia Nurse Basketball Academy in Toronto, and representing Canada in the Olympics.
That's not to say she hasn't reached heroic status in the U.S. She is one of a select group of athletes representing the Jordan Brand—along with teammate Asia Durr, only the second and third WNBA athletes to represent the brand. That sponsorship went so well they signed six more WNBA athletes the next year.
Finally, I was going to just give some tidbits from this interview but honestly every answer is perfect, so just watch the whole thing:
Kia on athletes using their platforms for good:
More on Kia
- Kia Nurse is riding a remarkable high … and she’s not done yet (Ben Forrest, Sports Illustrated)
- Just Getting Started (Kristina Rutherford, Sports Net)
- Portrait of a shooting slump defeated: Kia Nurse (Jackie Powell, The Next)
- Kia Nurse on George Floyd and the Need for Athletes to Speak Up (Complex)