The Las Vegas Aces are hosting their WNBA championship parade Monday on the Strip. And according to Finals MVP A’ja Wilson, the back-to-back champions are raising the stakes for their 2023 celebration.
After the Aces won their first title in franchise history in 2022, Wilson told fans to come to the parade “four shots in.” Make it double for 2023, she said after the Aces won the 2023 Finals over the New York Liberty.
“Last year I said four shots. But this year, we going eight,” Wilson said, to the delight of her teammates. “So get ready.
“Children, drink your ginger ale, have fun, listen to your parents, go to bed on time, go to school, get good grades. Old people — not old people, but people that aren’t children — drink responsibly, but we about to turn it up out here.”
The parade, which is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET Monday, will run up Las Vegas Boulevard toward T-Mobile Arena. It will end outside the arena at Toshiba Plaza.
During the Aces’ 2022 parade, Kelsey Plum promised it would not be the last. Since then, Las Vegas has celebrated a Stanley Cup with the 2023 NHL champion Golden Knights, and now the Aces are back for another party.
“This is a long time coming,” Plum said in 2022. “I wanna let you guys know that this is just the beginning. We’re just getting started.”