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Skylar Diggins-Smith explains why injury rehab made her stronger in “Watch Me Work” video

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The Wings superstar explains a pivotal moment in her blossoming WNBA career.

On Sunday, we wrote about Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith showing a glimpse of the WNBA’s Nike warm up and practice apparel. She was taping a promo video for the WNBA’s third annual Watch Me Work Campaign. Now, we can see the video in its entirety above.

On Wednesday, the WNBA officially released its first Watch Me Work video as part of a 12-part series, one for each team. In this video for the Wings, Diggins-Smith reveals more about her drive for the game. You may think that her three consecutive national Final Four appearances with Notre Dame from 2011-13 was that moment.

While Diggins-Smith’s college performances were her most glorious moments in the spotlight so far, she said in the video that a year-long rehabilitation following an ACL tear in the 2015 season was what made her stronger. Diggins-Smith even shed tears at one point after mentioning that the rehab ultimately culminated in an All-WNBA First Team mention in 2017.

There are three other versions of this video, which include a six-second spot, a 15-second spot, and a 30-second spot. All of these videos are now out on social media and digital platforms. The 30-second spot will be broadcast on Thursday for the WNBA Draft.