The WNBA All-Star weekend’s Orange Carpet did not miss.
This 2023 All-Star Game is taking place in Las Vegas, with the city’s fans serving as gracious hosts – cheering on the participants in the skills challenge and 3-point contest Friday and selling out the game itself Saturday. And Friday night featured another time-honored tradition: the Orange Carpet.
“It’s crazy to think yesterday was just Thursday,” Aces star and 2022 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson said. “I feel like All-Star weekend started yesterday, but it obviously starts today. We’re going to have a lot of fun and entertain.”
For Wilson, it’s been fun getting to show off the city of Las Vegas and the growth that the women’s game has experienced since the team won its first title last season.
“We’re home, we’re here, and we’re happy to show everyone how we get down here in Vegas,” she said.
Chelsea Gray noted that it’s “pretty cool” to be at All-Star weekend with her Las Vegas teammates. “I know the vibes are going to be great,” she added.
And for Brittney Griner, the opportunity to be back at the All-Star Game is one she cherishes. The Phoenix Mercury center, who spent 10 months wrongfully detained in Russia in 2022, called it “a great feeling to be here.” She also added that she’s looking forward to playing on Team Stewart on Saturday.
“Being here right now, it’s a little surreal, a little bit,” Griner said. “Just taking it in.”
From New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu looking as sharp as she shot the ball in the 3-point contest to Indiana Fever rookie Aliyah Boston showing off her Adidas fit, check out highlights from the Orange Carpet.