2021 WNBA All-Star – Arike Ogunbowale balls out while live tweeting

Updated: July 17, 2021

Jul 14, 2021

Kelly CohenESPN

Playing in the WNBA All-Star Game is one thing, but live tweeting about how you and your teammates are playing from the sideline at the same time? That is quite another accomplishment.

First-time All-Star and Dallas Wings star Arike Ogunbowale added “social media specialist” to her already impressive resume Wednesday, tweeting from the sidelines of the game in Las Vegas.

The best part of her Twitter fingers going off was that so were her shooting hands. She dropped 12 points in the first half — the most of any player on Team WNBA or Team USA — while also spending time on her phone. We are very impressed.

Arike is showing out and also live tweeting 😂 https://t.co/YHiZC7TBO0 pic.twitter.com/33nCWQOhc6

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 14, 2021

What’s good @ecambage pic.twitter.com/05KwkbntSK

— Arike Ogunbowale (@Arike_O) July 14, 2021

I smoked that layup 🥲

— Arike Ogunbowale (@Arike_O) July 14, 2021

Going into the half up 1 let’s get it!

— Arike Ogunbowale (@Arike_O) July 14, 2021

Ogunbowale was later named MVP of the game after dropping 26 points — the fourth most in an All-Star Game in WNBA history — as Team WNBA beat Team USA 93-85.

Even as the game was tied at 66 going into the fourth, Ogunbowale was not done firing off buckets — and tweets. Based on her final tweet after the game ended, it might not be her last.

I need to start live tweeting more often 😂

— Arike Ogunbowale (@Arike_O) July 15, 2021

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