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Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson: ‘I don’t believe in superteams’

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When the Las Vegas Aces added Candace Parker and Alysha Clark during the offseason, the 2022 WNBA champions were quickly dubbed a “superteam.”

But that’s not how star player A’ja Wilson views the Aces’ lineup.

“I don’t believe in superteams,” the two-time WNBA MVP said on a recent episode of “Podcast P with Paul George.”

“I just feel like we’re all coming together with an equal goal and we’re just trying to reach that goal. That doesn’t make us a superteam because we got a couple of accolades. …It’s like, I don’t believe in ring chasing.”

George, who plays for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, wasn’t so quick to buy Wilson’s argument,

“If you look to your left and see Kelsey Plum, you look to your right and see Candace Parker –” he started.

“That’s not a superteam!” Wilson interjected. “We’re talented, we’re skilled? Yes. But when it comes to a superteam? Nah.”

Wilson went on to note that the “superteam” label adds pressure she and her teammates didn’t ask for.

“(If) we lose a game, they’re like, ‘Oh, this superteam sucks,'” she said. “Well, no one told y’all to label us the superteam.”

Of course, the Aces haven’t yet lost a game yet. Las Vegas is off to a perfect 4-0 start, winning two of those games while head coach Becky Hammon was serving a suspension.

Wilson credited Hammon, who is in her second year as Aces head coach, with helping Las Vegas become a superteam — if that’s what people insist on calling them.

“Becky just makes us look like a superteam,” Wilson said. “Her mind is incredible, the way she views the game and picks it apart.”