From Alysha Clark to Rhyne Howard to Ja Morant, everyone is still trying to figure out who put A’ja Wilson in fourth place on their WNBA MVP ballot.
The Las Vegas Aces star was named Finals MVP after averaging 23.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game through her team’s postseason run. That included a 24-point, 16-rebound performance in Game 4 of the Finals to seal back-to-back-titles for the Aces.
And after the 70-69 win over the New York Liberty, people were demanding answers for the regular-season MVP voting.
“3rd place + a 4th place vote,” Wilson posted on social media.
3rd place + a 4th place vote — A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) October 19, 2023
3rd place + a 4th place vote
Liberty star Breanna Stewart won the regular-season MVP award, with Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas as the first runner-up. Wilson finished in third in one of the closest MVP votes in league history. Just 13 points separated Stewart and Wilson in the final tally.
NBA player Ja Morant posted on social media after the Aces’ title win, writing: “We know how the awards should’ve went but … ring the mayor of SC.”
During the Aces’ postgame press conference, Alysha Clark and other Aces players used their time in front of the press to try and get the culprit to come forward. A national panel of 60 sportswriters and broadcasters vote on the award.
“Who put A’ja in fourth place for MVP? C’mon, now’s the time,” Clark asked, which sent the room into chaos. “I just wanna know. … Everybody wants to know. No shame.”
Alysha Clark asks the press who voted A’ja Wilson fourth in the MVP voting. #WNBATwitter pic.twitter.com/LGnMDfqmBj— Alford Corriette (@alfcorriette) October 19, 2023
Alysha Clark asks the press who voted A’ja Wilson fourth in the MVP voting. #WNBATwitter pic.twitter.com/LGnMDfqmBj
Former WNBA Rookie of the Year Rhyne Howard also voiced her support for Wilson, posting a screenshot that read: “Whoever voted A’ja 4th needs to do a public apology at the parade.”
I meannnn 👀 pic.twitter.com/eMnAAFQTzr— Rhyne Howard 🤟🏾🈳 (@howard_rhyne) October 19, 2023
I meannnn 👀 pic.twitter.com/eMnAAFQTzr