The basketball star player Maya Moore (33) who won four WNBA championships officially announced her retirement from the sports industry to help free an innocent man from prison.
The WNBA disclosed the news through its official Twitter handle as Maya Moore has officially announced her retirement from the WNBA. And wrote Thank you for everything you have done for the league and the game of basketball as a whole along with her photos.
Maya last played in 2018 and initially announced her retirement in 2019 to focus more on her family. And she announced her decision that she would not return to the WNBA in 2020. She paid attention to criminal justice reform.
Maya Moore’s Marriage Life
Maya Moore and Jonathan Iron married in 2020 after Jonathan was freed from prison. Both of them discussed their new book Love and Justice: A Story of Triumph on Two Different Courts on Good Morning America.
Maya said their story has happened over so many years-reading it all together was extremely overwhelming.
Jonathan said the process was very traumatic. He interacted with a counselor and found the more he read it the more it helped him to get through.
Now Jonathan realized he lost a lot. He chooses every day to live gratefully. He could still be in prison but now he is freed from a 23 and half years of dark life. He wants to live in that and focus on what he has now.
He married a woman who saved his life and they have a son together. Now he started a beautiful life, which was waiting for him after his long prison life.
Jonathan said things about Maya that he learn while writing the book together. She is a sweet loving and nurturing person and his best friend. She is in the moment and shows up and is present.
Maya described her decision to retire from her career by saying she thinks it is time to put a close to the pro basketball life. She walked away four seasons ago, but she wanted to officially retire. This is such a sweet time for them and their beautiful family.
She wants to continue to be present at home always.
More About Maya Moore
Maya Moore is an American professional basketball player. She is popularly known for playing in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx. she was born on June 11, 1989, in Jefferson City Missouri.
Maya began her career as a basketball player at an early age. She started playing basketball when she was three years old. She won the Naismith Prep Player of the year award in her high school life.
Love And Justice
Love and Justice is an inspirational memoire. WNBA star Maya Moore and her husband Jonathan Irons wrote this book together after he was freed from prison. He has been wrongfully convicted the sentence for many years. The book Love and Justice came from a journey for justice and turned into a love story.
Jonathan was arrested at the age of 16. Her family met Jonathan in 1999 and instantly made a close bond with him. Later Maya met Jonathan in 2007. She builds up a good relationship with Jonathan. She often visited him. Maya sends him books and letters. And she vocals for prosecutorial changes.
Love and Justice detailed the wrongful imprisonment of Jonathan. Moore wrote about her personal experiences in basketball. And how she was determined to learn the legal system to try to overturn Jonathan’s conviction. How their relationship blossomed from a friendship and the way they met is beautifully described.
Maya Moore’s Net Worth and Salary
According to some reliable sources, WNBA star Maya Moore’s Net worth is estimated at around $300 Thousand dollars. Her salary is $58,500 Thousand Dollars annually. The only source of revenue for Maya Moore is basketball. She earned by playing games.
She played for the Minnesota Lynx during 2020-2021 and received a base salary of $117,000.
Maya Moore Family
Maya Moore was born in 1989 to her father Michel Dabney and her mother Kathryn Moore. Initially, her retirement news came in 2018 by the reason of she planned to concentrate more on her family. She wed Jonathan Irons and shared a child together.
Maya Moore’s Career And Achievements
There is no other word fit instead of the word champion to describe Maya Moore. Her career started in her school days. And she won everywhere she had played.
When we consider WNBA Moore highly contributed to its history.
- 4-time WNBA Champion in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.
- WNBA Finals MVP (2013)
- WNBA MVP (2014)
- WNBA Rookie of the year (2011)
- 6-time WNBA AII- star (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
- 3-time WNBA AII star Game MVP (2015,2017,2018)
- 7-time AII-WNBA Selection (First Team: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Second Team:2012, 2018)
- 2-time AII-Defensive Selection (Second Team:2014,2017)
- Scoring champion in 2014
- Steals leader in 2018
- Members of Top 20@20(2016) and (2021) anniversary teams
- Olympic Gold medals in 2012 and 2016
- World championships in 2014 and 2010