A’ja Wilson’s WNBA Finals run is more impressive than we knew.
The 27-year-old forward has been spotted wearing a hand cast in the days following the Las Vegas Aces’ championship win over the New York Liberty. Wilson, who was named Finals MVP after the Aces’ 3-1 series win, led Las Vegas with 23.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks through nine playoff games.
On Friday, two days after the title-clinching victory, Wilson and her teammates went out to bingo together, as chronicled by guard Sydney Colson on social media. Players sported colorful wigs, but Wilson had an extra accessory: a black cast on her left hand.
Y’all😩Our team went to bingo together last night and wore wigs and renamed ourselves! I thought it’d be a funny memory to have @tcarterr4 capture sooo vid coming soon… pic.twitter.com/nFSeACtf25— Sydney Colson (@SydJColson) October 21, 2023
Y’all😩Our team went to bingo together last night and wore wigs and renamed ourselves! I thought it’d be a funny memory to have @tcarterr4 capture sooo vid coming soon… pic.twitter.com/nFSeACtf25
Wilson again could be seen in the cast Monday during the Aces’ championship parade on the Las Vegas Strip. While Wilson has not addressed her injury in the wake of the WNBA Finals, teammate Kelsey Plum offered an explanation on her Instagram Stories during the celebration.
“She played with a banged thumb post-All Star…” Plum wrote alongside a photo of Wilson in her cast.
So according to Plum, Wilson played the entire second half of the season with a thumb injury. But she didn’t let that slow her down during the Aces’ run to a second straight WNBA title.
Kelsey Plum explained A’ja Wilson’s cast. #WNBAChampions pic.twitter.com/o2auhDYzxj— The Sportsnista (@TheSportsnista) October 24, 2023
Kelsey Plum explained A’ja Wilson’s cast. #WNBAChampions pic.twitter.com/o2auhDYzxj