Updated 11:37 AM EST, Thu, Jan 20, 2022

Skylar Diggins Boyfriend, Basketball Camp, Feet, Ethnicity - Facts You Need to Know

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You might know Skylar Diggins, among other things, from the comic stunt Drake pulled at the 2014 ESPYS -- with the poem, "Can I Dig in," obviously hitting on her.

"Sparks" were basically forced to fly behind the event host and the WNBA star with the circumstantial kiss to the forehead, just before Diggins welcomed Chrissy Teigen and Colin Kaepernick onstage.

Thereabouts, an online collision happened between the rapper and the boyfriend, Daniel Smith.

According to Heavy.com, Smith was a Fighting Irish like Diggins. He was a former Notre Dame football athlete, taking on the wide receiver role.

It added that the 6-foot-4 boyfriend did not like that Drake posted photos of Diggins, 24 and a native of South Bend, Indiana, on Instagram. Smith was bashed in the process.

If you wanna get to know her more, here are some facts:

[1] She has modelled.

Diggins, a black beauty, has appeared on the pages of Vogue and Sports Illustrated last year, noted Heavy.com.

Her beauty basically stands out so the modelling gigs come as no surprise, said Inquisitr, reporting on the Swimsuit Issue.

[2] She is a star at basketball, and knows a little of some other sports.

Diggins was drafted in 2013 by the Tulsa Shock Guard, where she still plays as #4, and got high averages on her rookie year, said Inquisitr.

She has come a long way since then, noted Heavy.com, as she became the most improved player in 2014 with 20.1 points and 5.0 assists, second and fourth in the WNBA, respectively.

Buzzfeed has a listing of her accolades in basketball, but Vibe found that she also dabbled in gymnastics, softball, soccer and cheerleading.

[3] She wanted to dethrone Kevin Hart at the NBA All-Star Celebrity games.

She has been appearing in the NBA Celebrity All-Star game, challenging the MVP comedian. She has been failing, though, NBA.com reported.

Hart contributed only 7 points compared to Diggins' 13 -- and his East team lost 51-57 to the West -- but the fans voted for the actor, who later announced his "retirement" from the game.

[4] Her agent is Jay-Z.

According to Vogue, some sports agents thought she was not marketable, but Jay Z made her Roc Nation's first female athlete client.

She got a fancy Mercedes-Benz from Roc Nation on her graduation, said Los Angeles Times. She has a degree from Mendoza College of Business.

Also represented by Jay Z is Kevin Durant, noted Heavy.com. Vogue added Rihanna and Lorde to the list.

With Roc Nation, said Vogue, Diggins has become an advocate against childhood obesity, a guest interviewer for ESPN and a model for Nike. All that adds to her WNBA contract of around $105,000, per Heavy.com.

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