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Kelsey Plum calls out WNBA: ‘All players’ should get All-Star tickets

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WNBA players are having a hard time acquiring tickets for the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday in Las Vegas, and Aces star Kelsey Plum is bringing attention to the issue.

Plum, last year’s All-Star Game MVP, tweeted at WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert on Thursday after Aces teammate Alysha Clark expressed her frustration with the ticket situation.

“All I’m trying to do is go support my teammates and friends at the All Star game…Hope I can find some tickets,” two-time WNBA champion Alysha Clark wrote on Twitter, tagging Engelbert.

Teammate and All-Star captain A’ja Wilson joked that Clark should say she’s “gotta get something out your locker and I’ll come grab you.”

For Plum, the issue runs deeper.

“ALL WNBA players should get a ticket to the all star game/skills challenge, I’m sick of my people being treated second class,” she wrote. “The league gotta be better, there is no excuse. @CathyEngelbert I’m sure we can fix this before the weekend….”

The Aces have four players named to the All-Star Game this year, with Chelsea Gray and Jackie Young joining Plum and Wilson. All will be playing for the same team after Wilson, serving as co-captain alongside Breanna Stewart, drafted them last weekend.

Stewart’s team includes New York Liberty teammates Sabrina Ionescu and Courtney Vandersloot as well as Brittney Griner, Jewell Loyd, Satou Sabally and Nneka Ogwumike.

The WNBA Skills Challenge on Friday night will feature four sets of All-Star teammates, with Gray and Plum representing Team Aces.

Plum has become increasingly outspoken about WNBA issues in the past year. She corrected what she called a “huge misconception” about the WNBA pay gap last November, and this week she expressed her dismay at Wilson not being selected for the NBA’s WNBA 2K24 cover.