A’ja Wilson took one last shot at the person who put her in fourth place on their WNBA MVP ballot.
During the Las Vegas Aces’ championship parade Monday, Wilson wore a shirt that featured the MVP voting results on the back. Wilson received 17 first-place votes, 25 second-place votes, 17 third-place votes and one fourth-place vote, and she finished third overall behind Breanna Stewart and Alyssa Thomas.
But Wilson had the last laugh, winning the WNBA title over Stewart’s New York Liberty and the Finals MVP award. And during the Aces’ celebration, Wilson spoke about using the snub as fuel for next season.
“Whoever you are out there that voted me fourth, thank you. Thank you so much,” she said. “I wanna say I appreciate you because that just means I got a lot more work to do. And we coming back. We coming back baby. We’re gonna do this s–t again.”
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Las Vegas head coach Becky Hammon touted Wilson during her speech, calling out the player who she believes will be the “GOAT of the GOATs.”
“Listen here, I’m an old ass b–ch,” Hammon said. “I played against all of the GOATs. Oh, I’m gonna put it out there: This gonna be the GOAT of the GOATs. She don’t even know how I’m about to be on that ass, because she’s that good.
“I’m trying to think of a NBA comp, I’m trying to think of a WNBA comp. And there ain’t nobody in the world like A’ja Wilson, who willed us on her back.”
Hammon and Wilson’s college coach, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, also have called out Wilson’s MVP snub. For Hammon, that’s a sure sign that the voters “didn’t do their homework,” she said during the Aces’ playoff run.
Becky Hammon on A’ja Wilson being the WNBA GOAT: “I’m an old a** b**ch. I played against all the goats. I’m gonna put it out there. This [A’ja Wilson] gon be the goat of the goats.” pic.twitter.com/XbxMd6Rt20— Khristina Williams (@Khristina) October 24, 2023
Becky Hammon on A’ja Wilson being the WNBA GOAT: “I’m an old a** b**ch. I played against all the goats. I’m gonna put it out there. This [A’ja Wilson] gon be the goat of the goats.” pic.twitter.com/XbxMd6Rt20