Skip to main content

Maya Moore to sit out third straight WNBA season

The WNBA star last played for the Lynx in 2018.

Maya Moore last played in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx in 2018, and he absence as one of the league's brightest stars will continue through the upcoming 2021 season. 

Moore, 31, announced Wednesday on "Good Morning America" that she continues to settle in after helping free the man – Jonathan Irons – she's now married to from what has been ruled a wrongful prison conviction. 

"This journey has been quite a while, so I'm trying to take that time to get settled," said Moore. "Now we just got married, I'm still planning on taking some rest and really just leaning into this season of enjoying Jonathan and having this full year."

Irons served 22 years of a 50-year sentence after being convicted of burglary and assaulting a homeowner with a gun in Moore's home state of Missouri. Moore and Irons' attorney argued that the evidence supporting Irons' innocence was overwhelming, leading to a victory in the case in 2020. 

Their journey together will be featured in an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary that is set to be released this week, according to GMA host Robin Roberts, whose company, Rock'n Robin Productions, worked with ESPN Films on the documentary. 

Moore is a four-time WNBA champion with the Lynx, earning both regular season and WNBA Finals MVP awards, along with the 2011 Rookie of the Year honor and six All-Star appearances. 

She also won a pair of NCAA championships at UConn, where some of her freshman records are now being broken by former Hopkins standout, Paige Bueckers. 

Minnesota forecast with Novak Weather

Next Up


What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Peyton Manning John Randle Twitter

What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.

liz collin wcco youtube screengrab

Liz Collin reveals she is leaving WCCO

"Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories," she wrote in Tuesday's announcement.

jimmy john's rochester antimask rant guy

Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate

"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.


Maya Moore to sit out second straight WNBA season

Moore is trying to help free a man who has been in prison for 22+ years.

Maya Moore helps vacate conviction of man imprisoned 22 years

She still plans to sit out the upcoming WNBA season.

Maya Moore: 'I will not be playing professional basketball this year'

She wants to spend time with family and pursuing ministry dreams.

Jordan Brand unveils giant Maya Moore billboard in Minneapolis

Moore posed the same way Michael Jordan did in a famous Nike poster.