The WNBA is doing anything it can to garner a bigger fanbase. The past few years have definitely improved the sport, but in all, it still sits so far behind the major professional sports.
Team Wilson defeated Team Stewart on Sunday, 134-112. Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum earned the All-Star Game MVP honors after dropping 30 points on 12-18 shooting.
But, the trophy that Plum received for this award has become a significant talking point. In case you haven’t seen it, here you go.
— espnW (@espnW) July 10, 2022
Yes, that is the entire trophy.
The WNBA Gets Ripped Apart After Kelsey Plum’s All-Star Game MVP Trophy
Seriously, winning an All-Star Game MVP should earn a better reward than this. For example, here’s the trophy Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry received after winning the 2022 NBA All-Star Game MVP.
Vince Carter just presented Steph Curry with the Kobe Bryant Trophy for winning All-Star Game MVP 🏆 pic.twitter.com/Vb9QyAIy9x
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) February 28, 2022
But the one the WNBA gave Plum is an absolute joke, and Twitter roasted the league for this terrible award presentation.
The WNBA dead wrong for that Tiny Teapot Trophy 🤦🏾♂️ That’s wild https://t.co/VbSJQ4n2Ai
— ALVIN JONES (@My_Tyme10) July 11, 2022
Seriously, WNBA, do better. That’s like the Caddy Day trophy in “Caddyshack.” https://t.co/MkVfV2eBDZ
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) July 11, 2022
They want respect? How bout respect your own players and the league itself with a better trophy than this? Like cmon
— Fred Waterford (@Talking1Sports) July 11, 2022
BRO they hand out rings in summer league and gave wnba all star mvp a small ass trophy 😹
— WarriorsShowYo (@WarriorsShowYo) July 10, 2022
That’s the trophy? God the WNBA is cheap.
— Doug Hightower (@douglashightowe) July 10, 2022
They went to the local trophy store they services the little league games and asked if they were having any sales. She deserves better https://t.co/YXOV12gFGt
— Kyle and 8,732 others (@KyleNumber) July 11, 2022
The trophy is a joke, and the WNBA might want to pony up a little more money next season. Nonetheless, Plum was grateful, although her face sure looks like she was surprised at the trophy as well.