September 20, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: It’s A’ja Wilson’s world now after Las Vegas Aces capture 2022 WNBA championship 

We get to hear from A'ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray following Las Vegas' win over the Connecticut Sun in the 2022 WNBA Finals

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal. Howard brought the stats and the conversation with A’ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray following Las Vegas’ win over the Connecticut Sun to prove it. Also, hear from Wilson and Gray about the legacy she is building.

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Chelsea Gray talks about the belief that Becky Hammon has in her players:

“She’s been believing in us from the beginning to play our style on both ends of the floor. Um, I don’t know if you guys have seen it, but we were small as heck. And we just have to believe we were scrappers. And so that’s what she instilled in us from the beginning. And it was from the beginning of training camp until now, so we’ve been working on it working for each other.”

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A’ja Wilson talks about the importance of her parents throughout her basketball journey and the moment she got to share with her parents after the game was over:

“My parents have sacrificed so much for me to be where I am today. And for me to celebrate this moment with them, It’s amazing. Like, we were sitting around joking in the hotel room and my mom was like, “I’m not gonna have no job when I get back because I’ve been here.” She hasn’t been to work since, I don’t know when. And my dad’s like, “Well, I hope I get a job too.”

They’ve sacrificed so much for me to be here. And I’m so glad I could share that moment with them because they have instilled something within me. And they’ve seen the potential within me before I even saw it in myself. So I am blessed to have two parents that are always there for me, no matter what they tell me what I need to hear and what not necessarily what I want to hear.”

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