One young fan sent Ionescu a letter asking her if girls could play basketball, and not only did Ionescu tell her in a handwritten letter she could do anything, she also sent her some Nike swag:
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7-year-old Julisabel was introduced to the WNBA during Sabrina Ionescu's debut. She asked if she could still be a basketball player even though she's a girl. Sabrina sent her Liberty gear and a handwritten note to thank her for watching 🙏 (via @diandraann) https://t.co/dk5bKFg42V
That's the sort of wholesome thing we all need a little more of in our lives right now, and it's a reminder of the positive influence that stars like Ionescu and her WNBA counterparts can have on young girls.
The Liberty rookie is currently dealing with a sprained left ankle but has looked good when she's been on the court, averaging 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and four assists in three games.