Inside Sabrina Ionescu's partnership with Boardroom
Triple-double queen will bring fans into her business ventures off the court
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Sabrina Ionescu will become an ambassador for the Boardroom sports business media network, The Next has learned. As an ambassador, The New York Liberty guard will provide an inside look at her own business portfolio off the court and provide insights on her brand partnerships. Ionescu will also be become a strategic partner to Thirty Five Ventures, the parent company of the Boardroom media network, with the goal of gaining increased visibility and growing her personal portfolio.
Boardroom attempts to bring fans and entrepreneurs unique perspectives on the sports business news, hot topics and key industry players. As part of the partnership, Ionescu will team up with fellow New York basketball star Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, who co-founded the Boardroom media network alongside businessman Rich Kleiman.
“Sabrina is a generational talent on the court, and it’s already clear that she moves different in the business world as well. We’re excited to build something special together with Boardroom and beyond,” said Durant, a two-time NBA champion.
“KD and Rich have built something incredible with Thirty Five Ventures and Boardroom and I’m excited to be a part of it first-hand as I expand my business off the court,” said Ionescu of the partnership. “With KD and I both playing in New York it provides the unique opportunity for us to collaborate.”
In 2020 Ionescu became the only NCAA Division I basketball player to record 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in a career. A native of Walnut Creek, CA, she was drafted No. 1 overall by the New York Liberty in the 2020 WNBA draft. Earlier this season, Sabrina became the youngest player in WNBA history to record a triple double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a win over the Minnesota Lynx.