WNBA Star Kahleah Copper’s Engaged To Swedish National Team Member Binta Drammeh, Look at That Love!!

Three-time WNBA All-Star, 2021 Finals MVP, style icon, and all around superstar Kahleah Copper is engaged to Swedish National Team member Binta Daisy Drammeh! And look at that melanin!! Look at those bronze tones!!!

Kahleah Copper is engaged: Three photos of Kahleah Copper and her fiancée Binta Daisy Drammeh, they are in bronze colors and smiling in love

Feature image of WNBA star Kahleah Copper getting engaged to Swedish Nation member Binta Daisy Drammeh by @kees2life via Kahleah Copper on Instagram

Noted WNBA commenter and founder of the sports media production company HighlightHER Ari Ivory said it best in the comments of the post, “it should be a crime to be this fine together” (extremely facts!). I personally wanted to scream “BARBIE” when I saw the photos but I somehow restrained myself, you are welcome and don’t say Santa is the only one to give you presents this holigay season.

Other WNBA stars such as Los Angeles Sparks’ Zia Cooke, reigning WNBA Champ Las Vegas Aces’ Alicia Clark, and Copper’s Chicago Sky teammate Emma Meesseman all shared love on the post as well. With Jackie Young (also of the Aces, and Copper’s teammate on Team USA) hilariously snitch-tagging on Kahleah to their mutual friend Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings, saying “you know we been waiting 😂.“

A comment exchange between Jackie Young (congrats!! you know we been waiting), Arikew Ogunbowale (facts) and Kahleah Copper (I been thinking bout y'all all week. Wait till I tell y'all how stressful it was!!)

It’s very cute to see Kahleah Copper, a player known for having ice in her veins when the game’s on the line, the person who you always want to have the ball in her hand for the last basket, admit that she was stressed out. But love that does that to a person! (Or so I’ve been told! I still maybe personally believe that Love Is a Lie but only for myself, never for Kahleah and Binta!!)

Binta Drammeh is a regular in the Euro circuit. In the past, Copper played with her the Barcelona team, I’m imagining that’s how the two players first met though it’s unconfirmed. Born in Skaggetorp, Drammeh is a forward with the Swedish National Team. And y’all I just love seeing diasporic Black love??? It’s giving Love and Basketball with a passport?? I’m smiling from ear-to-ear.

On behalf of everyone at Autostraddle, congratulations to Kahleah Copper and Binta on your engagement! I’m wishing y’all a lifetime of happiness and shea butter or coconut oil (whatever is your preference) to keep that melanin gleaming bright.

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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  1. “And y’all I just love seeing diasporic Black love??? It’s giving Love and Basketball with a passport?? I’m smiling from ear-to-ear.”

    This is the kind of celebrity commentary I live for!! Carmen, you are a diamond in the rough of the internet.

    And congrats to Kah!

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