With less than eight hours before the WNBA’s 2021 All-Star Game tips, players on both Team WNBA and Team USA have begun some (friendly) smack talk.
Chief among the recent comments made by the W’s stars are those made by Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker, who revealed she’s coming for three-time All-Star and Las Vegas Aces guard Chelsea Gray ahead of tonight’s matchup.
. @Candace_Parker ‘I am going at Chelsea Gray’. on who she is gunning for at the #WNBAAllStar Game.— Lindsay Dunn (@LindsayDunnTV) July 14, 2021
Just watch this for @_ajawilson22 ‘s reaction & @cgray209 ‘s response.😂🤣😂 Wednesday’s @WNBA All-Star Game is going to be fun to watch (@LVAces @chicagosky ) #WNBATwitter pic.twitter.com/TWHMzcUA5z
“Im going at Chelsea Gray just FYI. She may have been my teammate for years, but the first time down the court, I just need a back screen and a switch and her on the block and that’s all I need,” Parker said.
Parker and Gray were teammates on the Los Angeles Sparks from the 2016 to 2020 seasons, winning a championship together in 2016 – creating the perfect atmosphere for some friendly competition.
Gray laughed, alongside her Aces teammate A’ja Wilson before shooting back.
“Imma try and go one-on-one against her a little bit, sauce her up a little bit. She gonna probably try to post me up and do the little fake over my head. I swear I’m not going to go for the fake, but I’m excited for that,” Gray said.
The 2021 WNBA All-Star game pits the Olympic roster, Team USA against Team WNBA as the league prepares to take a month long hiatus in anticipation for the Tokyo games. With Team USA completing for their seventh straight gold medal, this years WNBA All-Star game is set to be a more competitive, invested environment tonight on ESPN.