Aces’ Becky Hammon blames herself for A’ja Wilson not receiving MVP

The WNBA Finals are approaching a crucial Game 3, however, Las Vegas Aces’ head coach Becky Hammon remains incensed about the MVP voting in the regular season. Despite dominating the court all season, Aces’ starter A’ja Wilson finished third in the MVP voting.

Breanna Stewart, forward for the New York Liberty, claimed the award, with Alyssa Thomas from the Connecticut Sun coming second and Wilson in third.

“This exceptional player has been extraordinary and she’s dealt with it all,” Hammon expressed about Wilson. “Third place in MVP voting? Just ridiculous. Her performance on both ends of the court has been mind-boggling.”

“Had I given her more playing time, she would have averaged 28 points and 13 rebounds. Everyone would have been talking about it, but she got shortchanged because I didn’t play her in fourth quarters.”

Nevertheless, Wilson and the Aces might achieve the greater victory of securing back-to-back WNBA titles. After convincingly defeating the Liberty in Games 1 and 2, the Aces aim to complete the sweep with a win in Game 3. No team has ever come back from a 0-2 deficit in the WNBA Finals, but the Liberty could potentially make history as the first team to do so.

Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday at Barclays Center in New York.

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire


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