A’ja Wilson Rumors
“It’s important for us, as elite professional athletes, to voice our opinions and voice where we are because we have such a big platform and a following. If one person hears you or listens to you, it can then do the domino effect and trickle down to our fanbase, or anyone else, to do their research and do what’s best for them and their families,” A’ja Wilson, the Las Vegas Aces forward and league MVP in 2020, said Thursday. “The NBA guys, their platform is enormous,” Wilson added. “If people hear and see them doing it, hopefully it’ll get them going.”
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine is joining the MTN DEW roster of NBA and WNBA players, starting with the launch of NBA 2K22 on Friday. LaVine, who joins Zion Williamson and A’ja Wilson on the MTN DEW roster, will be a big part of the game’s MTN DEW 3-Point Contest after participating in the real-life event during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.
According to the younger Morant, Promiseland began production during his rookie season, after he started with the Grizzlies and embarked on what would become a Rookie of the Year campaign. Production involving director Dexton Deboree and a crew flying to Memphis to do interviews with Ja and others around him continued well into the 2019-20 season. Deboree also traveled to interview the likes of Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson, the rapper Moneybagg Yo, and Carmelo Anthony for the series.
Pandora is launching UNINTERRUPTED Radio, a brand new and exclusive station that features music selected by top NBA and WNBA players. With UNINTERRUPTED, listeners get access to the very soundtracks that top athletes listen to on and off the court, including those curated and used by LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Trae Young, A’ja Wilson, Draymond Green, Lonzo Ball, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Tobias Harris, Angel McCoughtry and others.
When LeBron James signed a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers last July, A’ja Wilson was left shaking her head. And tweeting. Wilson, a former University of South Carolina women’s basketball standout who plays for the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, is a fan of James, to be sure, but took to Twitter to underscore the disparity between NBA salaries and those of players in the WNBA.
“It is a large gap, and a tough pill to swallow,” said Wilson, a Hopkins native who will speak at the quarterly Coaches 4 Character program Thursday night at Greenville’s Relentless Church. “I realize things aren’t going to happen overnight, but it’s more of a respect thing – people on social media downgrading me because I’m a woman. That’s where we have to start. The biggest thing I learned about being a pro athlete is people are going to say a lot of things.”
“The pay gap is there – not necessarily just in sports, but across all workplaces,” Wilson said. “The NBA players back us up. They know that it’s real. I’m glad to have tweeted something that sparked conversation and brought awareness. I’m a female athlete and should be respected as much as anyone else.”