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Recapping a wild night on WNBA Twitter


While there weren’t any games Monday night, WNBA Twitter more than made up for the lack of action.

The drama began when the New York Liberty’s Jazmine Jones called out Bleacher Report for “hyping up the wrong stuff” in reference to Skylar Diggins-Smith putting Jones’ teammate, Didi Richards, in a spin cycle over the weekend.

Diggins-Smith then took exception to Jones’ tweet.

Diggins-Smith also took the opportunity to sound off on the Liberty’s marketing strategy, suggesting that New York plugs 2020 No. 1 overall pick Sabrina Ionescu more than its other players.

Diggins-Smith wasn’t done after that. She continued to tweet, referring to Jones’ argument as a “crabs in a barrel” mentality.

Jones wasn’t in the mood to play, however, calling Diggins-Smith’s message “fighting words.”

Jones also retweeted her own game-winner from Sunday as a reminder of who ultimately came out on top.

Meanwhile the rest of WNBA Twitter, including players, teams and fans sat back and watched the drama unfold.

For Liz Cambage, not being part of the drama was new.

Sydney Colson commentated on the situation, tapping into her extensive vocabulary to make a point.

It didn’t take long for the Liberty and the Mercury team accounts to get in on the action, as well. That prompted responses from other WNBA team accounts.

The Mercury then brought back a tweet from 2020 to fully get their point across.

The WNBA now anxiously awaits the next meeting between the Mercury and Liberty on Wednesday, Aug. 25.