The Definitive DeWanna Bonner Q&A

By Ben York,
Posted: Nov. 7, 2012

Professional athletes get asked a lot of questions.

A lot of the same questions, that is.

Thats why we at want to break the mold a bit. Sure, we detail the Xs and Os of womens basketball when applicable, but every so often we want to give fans a unique look into the minds of Mercury players.

Today, its Mercury fan-favorite DeWanna Bonners turn.

This should come as no surprise to the X-Factor, but Bonner is currently lighting things up in Russia playing for Nadezhda Orenburg.

In fact, today (Nov. 7), she just hit a last-second layup to give Nadezhda a stunning 65-64 victory over the Turkish club Fenerbahce (Cappie Pondexter, Angel McCoughtry).

So, without any further ado, lets get to know the real DeWanna Bonner.  Before we get started, lets paint a picture for the fans. Youre in Russia. Just returned from over a week on the road with little to no internet access. Its freezing cold there. (Its supposed to be 90 degrees in Phoenix today.) What were you doing before you started answering these questions?

DeWanna Bonner  [laughs] I was grocery shopping and eating M&Ms.  Interesting. What was the last thing you watched on TV?

DeWanna Bonner  Modern Family.  Love that show. When was the last time you laughed really hard?

DeWanna Bonner  Just like two seconds ago because I'm trying to tell my driver I need to go to the store and he took me home instead. He never understands me! LOL!  Ah, the overseas life. What was the last film you saw?

DeWanna Bonner  Umm, its been a while. Im more into television shows than movies. Unless game film counts  Game film definitely counts. Do you like to dance?

DeWanna Bonner  I love to dance and will dance circles around people!  Who was the most recent person that called you?

DeWanna Bonner  Well, being overseas, my phone doesnt ring much. So, Id probably have to say my mom was the last person to call me.  Type of music you like most?

DeWanna Bonner  I like a little bit of everything. But right now I'm really into Taylor Swift.  Type of music you dislike most?

DeWanna Bonner  I probably dislike country the most! Dont take it personal  Kind of ironic, DB. What was the last thing you bought?

DeWanna Bonner  I just bought way too many groceries, like, five minutes ago. My bags are soooo heavy! Help! Anyone!  If you could eat lunch with any celebrity, who would it be?

DeWanna Bonner  This is a tough question since I have so many to name. Okay, I would definitely name a couple of my Mercury teammates but I have lunch with them often so I'm going to go with any Modern Family character  they are hilarious to me! My favorite is Luke so I would love to have lunch with him because I hear he is a genius.  Who sent the last text message you received?

DeWanna Bonner  My sister.  Well be respectful and wont ask what the message said. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

DeWanna Bonner  I'm more of an online shopper, but probably Saks [Fifth Avenue].  Is your glass half empty or half full?

DeWanna Bonner  Definitely half full.  Doesnt surprise us one bit. Are you a good cook?

DeWanna Bonner  You know, I'm learning. Ive been trying to learn for quite a while [laughs]. However, I think my cooking is good.  What was the name of your first pet?

DeWanna Bonner  Mills Jacie Bonner. Yes, I gave her a middle name [laughs].  Great name! What time do you get up in the morning?

DeWanna Bonner  Umm, you know.like 30 minutes before its time to leave for practice. Which is terrible because Im always late! And I am definitely not a morning person so it takes me a while to wake up.  What do you do most when you are bored?

DeWanna Bonner  Well, I'm currently in school to get my masters degree so I don't have time to get bored anymore [laughs]. If anyones wondering, I attend Grand Canyon University and I love it!  Congrats on pursuing your masters degree; that's awesome! Staying with the education theme (kind of), which came first, the chicken or the egg?

DeWanna Bonner  [long pause]I'm going to say the chicken.  How many keys on your key ring?

DeWanna Bonner  Just two. This is a funny question because I always ask my mom this. She has so many keys and I dont understand why. But if I ask her for a certain key she goes straight to it!  Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows at the same time?

DeWanna Bonner  I just tried it and, surprisingly, I can! Does that mean something? [laughs]  Im not sure what it means, but its probably something good. How many times do you let the phone ring before you answer it?

DeWanna Bonner  Oh, just until the name pops up on the screen.  What is your best childhood memory?

DeWanna Bonner  Of course it has to do with basketball  winning our middle school championship. So exciting back then.  Wed love to see pictures. Final question: In your opinion, what is most important in life?

DeWanna Bonner  To have fun and live everyday like its your last. Also, make sure you share it with the people you love.