The aces take over the Las Vegas Strip, thousands of fans show up for the party
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The 2022 WNBA champions celebrated with thousands of fans on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday night.
“When I started watching these girls my agent asked me if I should be real just for a second. I was going back and forth between these girls and New York, my roots started in New York. isn’t he good? I think it’s okay. But my agent asked me what you were thinking. And I said my gut was saying Vegas,” Aces head coach Becky Hammon said. in front of the sea of fans.
WNBA Finals MVP Chelsea Gray expressed her gratitude to the team and hinted at the future.
“I have the best teammates and the best staff in the world. I have the best family in the world,” explained Chelsea Gray.
She added: “I’m so grateful to you. I’m so glad we won a token for the city. Mark Davis is the best owner in the world. We’re not finished in this thing. I’ll see you all at the next one. parade, can you feel me?
Alongside the Aces were many public officials, including the Governor of Nevada, who said he almost lost his voice after the rally due to all the excitement.
“It’s absolutely amazing. I’m so proud of these women for what they’ve done. They’re role models on and off the pitch and so active in this community and they’ve shown every young person, boy and girl, that you can be anything if you stick with it and work hard enough. They did that and they are world champions,” Governor Steve Sisolak said.
FOX5 asked Gov. Sisolak one-on-one if he had any doubts this team was going to win because they’ve been riding all year.
“They were driving. They were on a roll and played very, very well. They hit a few bumps, but they stuck together and leaned on each other. They worked as a team and were so selfless that they just wanted to win and they did,” admitted Sisolak.
Sisolak also spoke about the importance of bringing major professional sports to Southern Nevada and how it has given Las Vegas a new way to shine.
“That’s why Las Vegas is the sports capital of the world. Between the Aces, the Raiders, the Golden Knights, F1, it’s phenomenal. It’s great to be here and there’s more to come. We we will continue, ”added the governor.
The massive crowds at Tuesday’s parade show how important the championship win is to the Las Vegas community.
“I was at all the games and saw this type of energy all the time that I know we surprised everyone around the world on ESPN and everyone was shocked at how much energy we had,” an enthusiastic fan shared with FOX5.
Alongside the Aces were many officials, including the Governor of Nevada.
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