April Moore is currently an American professional female basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx in the women’s National Basketball League, who is on sabbatical leave. Referring to herself as a worker bee, she has garnered an extremely respectful following both in the NBA and the United States Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA). Winning the title of WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the second consecutive year, April is one of four players from the Western Conference to earn this accolade. Sporting a stunning 18.5 points per game, Moore has also been named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice, the league’s top defensive player each time.
Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе: Мауа Мооrе
Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе: Мауа Арrіl Мооrе
Аgе: 32 уеаrѕ оld
Віrth Dаtе: 11 Јunе 1989
Віrth Рlасе: Јеffеrѕоn Сіtу, Міѕѕоurі, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ
Неіght: 1.83 m
Wеіght: 79 kg
Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn: Ѕtrаіght
Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ: Ѕіnglе
Рrоfеѕѕіоn: Аmеrісаn рrоfеѕѕіоnаl bаѕkеtbаll рlауеr
Nеt Wоrth іn 2021: $300 thоuѕаnd
Lаѕt Uрdаtеd: Јulу 2021
The first of her two NBA Awards came via her play on the defensive end for the Los Angeles Lakers. While helping the team to a stellar 22-2 record, Maya Moore garnered numerous honors, including twice being voted the ROY Player of the Month. In addition to her accomplishments on the defensive end, she was also named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice. During the process of selecting her NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month, Sports Illustrated selected her as the league’s top player. Now, after spending two seasons with the Lakers, it seems that the time has come for Maya Moore to be mentioned amongst the all-time greats. In fact, Sports Illustrated, like many of us, is still looking forward to her arrival in the Hall-Of-Fame…
Maya Moore has always been a name that represents success and achievement in sports. So it is only fitting that after a career that spanned four decades, she should be able to be included in the hallowed halls of sports greatness. The first of her NBA awards came as part of Sports Illustrated’s All-Sports Team in 1984. Named after the formidable actress with the same name, the award recognized her contributions to the entertainment industry, as well as her status as one of America’s favorite actresses. She was also named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player that year.
Maya Moore has accomplished so much throughout her lengthy career. However, she is most proud of her two titles, as a rookie with the Lakers in 1984 1985, and as a member of the U.S. National Basketball Association’s all-time roster in 1996. While those achievements are her crowning achievements, her efforts on the court have helped her to become one of the all-time leading rebounders in the history of the game. At the time of this writing, she leads the all-time rankings with 1,919 rebounds.
Maya Moore may not be able to join her former teammate in the hallowed halls of basketball, but it seems that her work ethic will still live on. This past October, she was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for her efforts in helping the L.A. Lakers win their first championship in 20 years. The Lakers were not even expected to make it to the finals before hitting a jumper in the last seconds of their championship game against the Indiana Pacers. It was one of the biggest comebacks ever witnessed in the history of the NBA, and Maya Moore was a huge reason why it happened. Without question, if she continues to be nominated for the slam dunk title year after year, we could soon find ourselves saying, “Maya Moore has been named the Western Conference Player of the Month for the third consecutive time.”
If Maya Moore can continue to play like she did in the Olympics, she has a great chance of winning the national championship in four years. However, it is also possible that someone else will emerge as the consensus favorite, and force the organizers to make an early error in selecting a player for the gold medal. Do not be surprised if Maya Moore falls into the category of those who will be left standing when that happens.