Last Sunday, after the Minnesota Lynx beat down Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury 91-59, their talented bench contributor Monica Wright was the center of attention during the post-game press conference. Not because she scored a season-high 17 points off the bench, but on this day there was something else abuzz. Monica confirmed her engagement to NBA superstar Kevin Durant.
This definitely shocked more than a few people because Kevin has been extremely coy about his interest in WNBA games, even though he frequently attended games to watch his now-fiancée unbeknownst to the rest of us, and he has kept a low-profile regarding his love life. In some ways, it’s very similar to the announcement Kerry Washington recently made about marrying San Francisco 49ers star-cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. But, the big difference is that Monica does not look like a world-famous movie and TV star, and there were more than a few detractors who wondered why Kevin “settled” or didn’t find a “more attractive” wife.