All of the hype about the Aces bringing Las Vegas’ first major Championship to the valley has not quit settled as Dearica Hamby had a little extra to celebrate during the festivities around the Las Vegas Aces’ 2022 WNBA championship. During the Aces’ championship parade, the two-time All-Star delivered a speech to the crowd, but things got interesting when the announcer said, “Give it up one more time for Amaya’s mom!”
Hamby’s daughter Amaya later confirmed the exciting news while appearing on Aces guard Sydney Colson’s Instagram live video. She also confirmed that she will have a baby brother. It’s unknown how far along Hamby is in her pregnancy, but regardless, she helped the Aces win the league while carrying a baby.
Hamby has been a part of the Aces since 2015, when the team was located in San Antonio. She is a two-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year recipient (2019, ’20), and a two-time All-Star (2021, ’22).
During the 2022 season, the forward averaged 9.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
She missed the first round of this year’s playoffs with a knee injury, and only participated for eight minutes during the semifinals. In the WNBA Finals against the Sun, Hamby scored seven points with seven rebounds and five assists.
Dearica Hamby and her husband Alonzo Nelson-Ododa welcomed their daughter, Amaya Marie, in 2017.
On April 5, 2017, Dearica shared a loving picture of herself holding her cute little daughter. She captioned the post, “Can’t believe it’s been two months since we birth this little bundle of joy,”
The basketball player also runs her daughter’s Instagram account under the username @itsamayamarie. The account has 137 posts and has gained an appreciable number of followers of over 2.1k.
Amaya celebrated her fifth birthday on February 6, 2022. Dearica shared loving pictures from the beautiful birthday celebration of her daughter. The Instagram account is full of adorable snaps of the little girl.
Amaya enjoys with her parents and is often seen cheering them in their games. Dearica regularly updates her followers about her daughter’s upbringing via Instagram posts. Once again, Congratulations Aces and a huge congratulations to Dearica Hamby and family.