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The Las Vegas Aces held onto every slight this season, including when the Connecticut Sun tried to clown them on Twitter in 2019.
In an industry that sees frequent turnover, where one person rarely runs the same Twitter account for years on end, the Las Vegas Aces accomplished something special.
Someone, somewhere on the Aces Twitter team kept the receipts. And oh, are 2019 Sun disses fun to read when your team just destroyed Connecticut 3-1 in the WNBA Finals.
To be fair, the Aces instigated this one, playfully joking that there’s “nothing like a little sun to wake you up in the morning”, throwing back to a 2018 highlight when A’ja Wilson dropped 34 on the Connecticut Sun.
The Sun didn’t like the shade.
“Looking forward to our showdowns in the regular season and maybe even the postseason… those are the games that happen after the regular season in case you forgot. It’s been awhile,” the Sun Twitter account replied.
In 2019, the Sun actually did go all the way to the WNBA Finals, and in 2020, so did the Aces. Finally, these two teams were able to face each other, and Las Vegas couldn’t help but giggle at forcing the Sun hang up another Finals appearance banner.
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The Aces carried themselves with plenty of big win energy, popping champagne bottles while a tipsy Kelsey Plum interrupted a press conference sporting a speaking on her shoulder.
Were the Aces’ goggles to block out the bright light of the Sun, or to keep champagne from getting in their eyes? Cheers to keeping the receipts and resharing a hot take that is freezing cold in 2022.
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When FanSided asked A’ja Wilson about her proudest accomplishment this season ahead of the WNBA Finals, she was quick to point out that not everyone believed in her team the way they believed in themselves.
“Being the No. 1 seed, considering that people looked at us crazy heading into All-Star break on a losing streak, I think it’s something that’s pretty special and it speaks about our system here in this franchise,” Wilson said.
On multiple levels, the Sun got burned by the Aces, both on the court and on Twitter.
What may burn the Sun more than anything else is that they were the team that draft WNBA Finals MVP Chelsea Gray, who just had an unbelievable series against her former team.