Hooping with Hijab
As women’s basketball booms around the world, devout Muslim players from Bosnia to the Bronx grapple with a blanket ban on headwear of any kind.
Illustration by Chris Russell
B o u n c e . B o u n c e . Elbow in. Knees bent. Sneakers planted. Her feet levitate, her arm extends over her veil, and not a single hair from her head invades the personal space of her eyes, nose or mouth. Her hand follows through as the touch of the rust-colored leather sphere flies from her fingertips.
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