James Wade gives one-word reaction to facing two Sky players in ASG

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James Wade will be in an unfamiliar position during the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game, as he will have to coach against two of his Chicago Sky players.

As head coach of Team Stewart, Wade’s roster was selected by captain Breanna Stewart in the All-Star draft Saturday. While Stewart picked up Chicago’s Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseeman, opposing captain A’ja Wilson snatched up Candace Parker with the first overall selection and took Courtney Vandersloot later in the draft.

When Wade heard the news that he’d be going up against two Chicago Sky leaders, he summed up his feelings with one word: ““S***.”

“They don’t want us to be great. I thought A’ja was going to choose all Vegas players and we were going to have all of ours. I told Stewie, make sure we have all of our players. Stewie just doesn’t care,” he added with a laugh.

The All-Star Game tips off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 10, in Chicago

Team Stewart

  • Starters:
    • Breanna Stewart (captain), Seattle Storm
    • Sue Bird (captain), Seattle Storm
    • Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces
    • Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun
    • Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Reserves:
    • Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm
    • Kahleah Copper, Chicago Sky
    • Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix Mercury
    • Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun
    • Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings
    • Emma Meesseeman, Chicago Sky

Team Wilson

  • Starters
    • A’ja Wilson (captain), Las Vegas Aces
    • Sylvia Fowles (captain), Minnesota Lynx
    • Candace Parker, Chicago Sky
    • Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces
    • Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty
  • Reserves
    • Natasha Howard, New York Liberty
    • ​​Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas Aces
    • Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky
    • Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics
    • Brionna Jones, Connecticut Sun
    • Natasha Howard, New York Liberty