Maya Moore sacrificed everything.
In her basketball prime and ahead of the 2019 season, Moore put off adding to the four WNBA championships, the league and Finals MVP awards, and numerous other accolades she’d earned throughout her career to put her energy toward social justice, specifically seeking freedom for Jonathan Irons, a man Moore believed was wrongfully sentenced to 50 years in prison on burglary and assault charges.
Through Moore’s work with Win With Justice, Irons’ conviction was overturned in early 2020. Yesterday, Moore was at the Jefferson City Correctional Facility to greet Irons as he was granted his freedom.
Upon spread of the news, Moore received a wave of support from the WNBA community and sports world at-large.