Mailbag: Elena Delle Donne

This is The Tribune Mailbag, a series in which athletes answer questions directly sent from our readers. Previous editions featured The Captain himself, and USWNT midfielder and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, among others.

Next up, we feature WNBA MVP and Vince Vaughn superfan, Elena Delle Donne. Take it away, Elena.

What’s the weirdest thing in your locker?Oliver

A Sofia the First doll. My niece sent it to me as a good luck charm.

Saw you tweeting about Making a Murderer. I finally finished, and I’m obsessed. I need to talk about it with someone!!!! What’d you think????? Michelle

I’m so on the fence after more and more evidence/information has come out. After watching it on Netflix, I thought, “No way did they prove beyond a reasonable doubt he was guilty.” I hear a lot was left out of the Netflix series, though.

H-O-R-S-E. Elena vs. Steph. Who wins?Vincent

I have to say me.


Portillos. Just kidding. Hole in the Wall. It’s out in Deerfield, but worth the short trip. Unique atmosphere, too!

I read your free-throw percentage last season was 97%. That cannot be true.William

I am not sure. I’d have to Google it.

Let’s get really real. Did Harry and Hermione ever secretly hook up?Sam

After butter beer … most likely.

Best of seven: ‘96 Bulls vs. ‘16 Warriors — who you got and in how many games? (Your agent is definitely answering these questions. Answer on video or I won’t believe it’s really you.) Meghan

Jordan always wins. I promise this is me!

If you could change one WNBA rule — and only one — what would it be? Lindsay

Lower the rim.

The Bachelorette: WNBA Edition. Who’s starring?Sara

Chiney Ogwumike.

WHO YOU GOT IN THE REMATCH: Rousey or Holm?Joseph

I don’t see Rousey losing twice.

I’ve always been the tallest girl in class. I feel awkward in my body. Will that ever change?Beth

Yes! Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Own it.

Who’s the best/funniest trash talker you’ve encountered on a basketball court, and what’s one thing they said that cracked you up?Dan

I honestly haven’t had much trash talked to me.

Gilbert Arenas. What the hell?Emma


Hello, how are you? It’s so typical of me to talk about myself — I’m sorry. I hope that you’re well. Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened? And it’s no secret that the both of us are running out of time. So hello from the other side (other side). I must have called a thousand times (thousand times). To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done. But when I call you never seem to be home. Hello from the outside (outside). At least I can say that I’ve tried (I’ve tried). To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart. But it don’t matter. It clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore. – Adele

We could have had it alllllll, rolling in the deep. You had my heart inside of your hand and you played it to the beat. Love you, Adele!

Help me look smart in front of my friends. Who’s an under-the-radar WNBA player that everyone will be talking about next season?Cheryl

I’d think you would be so much cooler if you watched and could answer that on your own. ?

Cubs or White Sox? The people have a right to know.Jim

My dog’s name is Wrigley …

If someone says to me, “You play like a girl,” what should I tell them? Taylor