A’ja Wilson Takes MVP Snub Seriously, Dons Voting Numbers on Her Back at 2023 WNBA Championship Parade

Published 10/24/2023, 2:13 AM EDT

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The reigning WNBA champs lately walked the streets of Las Vegas bringing back-to-back championships to their hometown. It was the second victory parade in two years. The procession included a lot of fascinating aspects. But the biggest of them was a star player’s sarcastic spoof. A’ja Wilson on the day of Victory Parade decided to make a big statement and drew everyone’s attention.

The speculation of a three-peat grew as the Aces proudly displayed their triumph. The residents of Vegas cheered up their home team, and the players acknowledged the love by signing autographs and taking pictures with them. Amid celebrations, Wilson finally broke her MVP silence.

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This year’s MVP drew a mixed response. Breanna Stewart of the New York Liberty was named MVP, while A’ja Wilson was named DPOY. But many believed that A’ja was the better choice. A’ja and Breanna were on opposing sides in the finals, but there was more of a conflict. Despite the fact that A’ja’s rejection infuriated her followers, she didn’t reveal it until the finals.


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Days later, A’ja vented her rage during the Victory Parade imprinting the MVP voting on the back of her dress. The photo was shared on ESPN’s official account, with the caption, “A’ja had the MVP voting results on the back of her shirt.”


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As the ESPN put a red arrow mark directly on the number, they were highly scornful of the individual who voted for her in fourth place.

But will there be a chance of three-peat?


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When the season began, the defending champions had a weight of expectation to defend their crown. Despite adversities that Aces faced throughout the course of the league, the two things that influenced them more were the snub of A’ja Wilson’s MVP and the exit of Chelsea Gray and Kiah Stokes in the final game.

Their lead player, Candace Parker, was also sidelined due to surgery, but with a thin line on the bench, the Aces still managed to grab the title with an extraordinary display of talent.


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The expectations of the three-peat have been raised. If they achieve another championship, the Aces will create history in the WNBA.


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Nima Murugan


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Nima Murugan is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's in English Literature, she provides detailed analysis of the games. Nima developed an interest in the NBA after witnessing the greatness of LeBron James and she continues to support the Los Angeles Lakers with passion.
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Bilal Handoo