The love between A’ja Wilson and South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley is palpable.

Staley has been supportive of her former player as Wilson has taken the WNBA by storm, just as she has with her other former Gamecocks. And there’s not another college coach like Staley, who has become a constant on WNBA sidelines.

After the Aces’ championship win Wednesday, a postgame moment between Staley and former South Carolina star Alaina Coates went viral, with Coates writing on social media that “words can’t express” how much she loves and appreciates Staley.

Ahead of Game 3 in New York, Staley surprising Wilson at New York’s Barclays Center also went viral. And during Game 4, she even offered to “yell at the refs” for Wilson, Coates and the Aces.

In the aftermath of the title win, Wilson took the time to speak about what her relationship with Staley means to her and the moment the two shared together after the game.

“She’s watched me win on every level at this point,” Wilson said, noting that Staley coached her to an NCAA championship and to Olympic gold. “That’s a special moment between us.

“Everyone knows in this room, Coach Staley is like my second mom. So for her to come out – and she texted me, she was like, ‘I’m coming to this one’ – she didn’t surprise me this time. It was just a true moment and I knew I had to find her.

“She has really molded me into the player that I am today. She spent countless hours just telling me what I need to do at the pro level. I thought that relationship was kind of going to disappear as I got to a pro [level] but we’ve still stayed together. … It was just truly a special moment. It was a moment that, that’s gonna be forever, something that I tell my kids about.”