Fueled By Their Stars, Aces Win First-Ever WNBA Championship

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Sports Illustrated

By Ben Pickman With an All-Star core and the 2022 Coach of the Year, Las Vegas met the high expectations it had been given this season. UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Aces guard Chelsea Gray had one last sprint in her. As the final seconds the 2022 WNBA Finals ticked off the clock and the ball was securely in the arms of her star teammate A’ja Wilson, Gray put her hands atop her head and dashed across the court toward her team’s bench. Awaiting her were All-Star guard Kelsey Plum, the league’s Coach of the Year Becky Hammon, and the rest of the fun-loving Las Vegas team that has now been crowned champion…

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