Breanna Stewart signs with team in China, honors victims of Orlando shooting

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From Connecticut…to Seattle…to Shanghai.

According to reports out of China, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart will play for Shanghai Baoshan Dahua of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association. The organization plays its games during the WNBA’s offseason.

The Shanghai team lost in last season’s WNBA semifinals to Beijing Great Wall.

Stewart joins a long list of WNBA players who have played overseas—including Maya Moore, Nneka Ogwumike, Tamika Catchings, Swin Cash, Candace Parker, and Sylvia Fowles.

In her rookie season with Seattle, she has averaged over 16 points with nine rebounds a game and is a big reason why the Storm are said to be title contenders in the future.

That is not the only news “Stewie” has made this week.

To honor the 49 victims of this past weekend’s horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Stewart wrote their names on her sneakers that, according to, she intends to auction to benefit the victims.

The website has reported she intends to auction another pair she will wear on June 24 when the Storm plays its “Pride” game at KeyArena against the Connecticut Sun.

Brilliant gesture. Not much else needs to be said. Well done.

By: Akiem Bailum (@AkiemBailum on Twitter, Instagram)

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