Today, the Las Vegas Aces became the first professional sports team to a win championship in the Entertainment Capital of the World’s history. They are now WNBA Champions.
The Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun, on the road, by a final score of 78-71 in game four of the WNBA Finals at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. They won the series 3 games to 1.
Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas Aces owner Mark Davis was at the game, supporting his now world championship team. Since 2018, the Aces have been entertaining sports fans in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
This year, in her first season at the helm, Aces head coach Becky Hammon led the 2022 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson and a cast of talented players, including Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young, to the promised land.
In 2018, before they ever played a game in Las Vegas, CYInterview was on hand at one of the Aces first practices with past CYInterview guests A’ja Wilson [see here] and former coach Bill Laimbeer [see here]. Today at the WNBA Finals, Coach Laimbeer was in attendance to witness his former team’s historic moment.
Though it has only been a handful of years since professional sports has become a bigger part of Las Vegas life, it is moments like these that continue to put the Entertainment Capital of the World on the map as a major sports town.
Congratulations to the Las Vegas Aces team and their entire organization. You have made us, at CYInterview, and everyone else in Las Vegas proud.