Erica Wheeler took no mercy on Sue Bird during the Los Angeles Sparks’ game against the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Halfway through the first quarter of the Sparks’ 81-53 win, Wheeler sent Bird to the floor as she dribbled across her body and pulled up to shoot. The Sparks guard made the shot to extend Los Angeles’ lead to 6-4.
Erica Wheeler crossed Sue Bird onto the court 😯(via @NBATV) pic.twitter.com/thbCWkX6yQ— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) September 13, 2021
Erica Wheeler crossed Sue Bird onto the court 😯(via @NBATV) pic.twitter.com/thbCWkX6yQ
A closer look appeared to show Bird hitting Wheeler’s foot and tripping over her own, resulting in a face-first fall to the hardwood.
OMG @EWeezy_For3eezy no you DID NOT 😱📺 NBA TV pic.twitter.com/aQsMsfATsO— WNBA (@WNBA) September 13, 2021
OMG @EWeezy_For3eezy no you DID NOT 😱📺 NBA TV pic.twitter.com/aQsMsfATsO
Wheeler contributed 17 points, four assists and two rebounds, sending the Storm — who are without Breanna Stewart for the rest of the regular season — to their fourth loss in six games.