“She Straight Dissed Me”: A’ja Wilson Shuts Down Reporter For Reviving ‘Past Failure’ Minutes After Becoming Double-Champion

Published 10/22/2023, 1:02 AM EDT

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The Las Vegas Aces’ star A’ja Wilson found herself under public scrutiny when a reporter reminisced about her past during the post-game press conference. A’ja reacted quickly in a surprising way that left all the fans in splits.

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Despite winning back-to-back WNBA titles, it must have taken the reporter a great deal to turn her mood around. But why was A’ja furious at reporter?

What did the reporter ask A’ja Wilson?

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The Finals MVP opened up about her college career on being questioned if the back-to-back titles were a ‘redemption.’ She was being interviewed by a reporter during the post-game press conference after winning the 2023 WNBA championship title on Wednesday. A’ja Wilson quickly retorted her feelings and closed down the question.

“I can’t hear Emily now coz she straight dissed me just now. What you say Emily I’m sorry… No, Once I got the cap and down I was done like I don’t remember nothing from college. This was a whole different thing like this was just getting the dub at the end of the day getting the dub with my teammates I wasn’t… I can’t even remember college right now.”

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For the unversed, A’ja Wilson led her team South Carolina Gamecocks to a NCAA Championship title in 2017. Pocketing 23 points with 10 rebounds, A’ja Wilson decimated the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the night of the National Championship Finals. Her points and rebounds also stood as the highest during the Championship Finals. For her extraordinary performance, Wilson was named as the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Thus, 2017 ended on a high.

However, the following season in 2018, as per Basketball Reference Wilson pocketed an average of 22.6 games per contest with a whopping 11.8 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per match. Though, it was the 27-year-old’s best season statistically, but her team could not repeat previous year’s heroics. They advanced to the Regional Finals only to suffer a humiliating blowout at the hands of the University of Connecticut.

Despite that defeat, A’ja Wilson finished as the leading scorer in the history of South Carolina. But how did she get her ‘redemption’ as per the journalist?

How was the 2023 WNBA Championship for A’ja Wilson?

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A’ja Wilson led her WNBA team, The Las Vegas Aces, to their first Championship title in 2022 and again replicated her success in 2023 by decimating the New York Liberty by a huge margin of 3-1. Having won the MVP award in 2022, A’ja also captured the Finals MVP award during the recent season.

Thus, A’ja Wilson shut down the reporter on being questioned about her past failures and showed her attitude towards living in the present. Although A’ja couldn’t win back-to-back NCAA Championships, she certainly did so at the highest level – the WNBA – by grabbing the rings in both the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

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Written by:

Ritvan Pande

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Ritvan is a NBA content writer at EssentiallySports whose heart swells up whenever insider anecdotes related to the sport come to light. With over 2 years of professional writing experience, Ritvan focuses on providing an in-depth analysis of the games. The legendary trio of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman mesmerized him and he has been a Chicago Bulls fan ever since.
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