Chelsea Gray talks All-Star game banter with Candace Parker

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Chelsea Gray was on the receiving end of some competitive words from Candace Parker ahead of the WNBA All-Star Game in July, with Parker telling media, “I’m going at Chelsea Gray.”

Gray stopped by the Tea with A & Phee podcast and relived the moment with Team USA and Las Vegas Aces teammate A’ja Wilson.

“She called me out like that’s my homie, that’s my dog — that competitive spirit, I appreciate that. I love that,” says Gray, “but I didn’t want to lose to her at all.”

When asked by Wilson if she’d take Parker one-on-one, Gray made it clear she’d go all out against her former Los Angeles Sparks teammate.

“I would try to score on her, the competitor in me would try to score.”

Both Wilson and Gray then reflected on Parker’s historic contribution to the game, with Wilson saying, “just seeing her on that [NBA] 2k cover was huge.”

“She definitely deserves her flowers. She’s killing it in basketball, killing it with TNT, she’s doing everything, a wonderful mother, so she’s killing it always, and I’m always proud of her,” says Gray.

Hear more about Gray’s Olympic journey, her decision to move to the Aces, and playing overseas on the latest episode of Tea with A & Phee.