A’ja Wilson hit the single-game WNBA scoring record of 53 points and helped the Las Vegas Aces beat the Atlanta Dream. Visiting Aces celebrated a 112-100 win and you can bet Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James watched this game. Wilson delivered a record performance and the four-time NBA champion didn’t miss a chance to honor her success.
“Must be the !!! Nah it’s definitely her game the whole way!! They do look good on her though! GO THE HELL OFF THEN SIS!!!!! @_ajawilson22.”
Wilson is the third player in WNBA history to go over 50 points in a single game. Liz Cambage did 53 in 2018 and Riquna Williams did 51 in 2013. Talented Wilson also delivered seven rebounds and four blocks.
Sixteen of the 23 shots were made from the floor and 20 of 21 from the foul line. Wilson did her best to eclipse the previous career-high of 40 points she celebrated in the win over Washington Mystics earlier this month.
There are only 33 games in which players have delivered 40 points or more going back to 1997. It is interesting to mention that a third of these games happened this season.
LeBron praises Wilson for his record accomplishment, honoring her great work
Wilson did a wonderful job, but she decided to spread the credit. She credits team work for the success, saying she “didn’t do this alone.” Wilson praised her teammates, suggesting that without them she doesn’t even get the basketball.
The Aces are the easily the best team in the league and also defending league champions. They have a 29-4 record and players should do their best to win all of the remaining seven games. If they do this, the 36-4 mark and .900 winning percentage will match the success of the 1998 Houston Comets who did 27-3 in a shorter season.
When it comes to LeBron, he is here to praise excellent players and their unique work. Greatness recognizes greatness, remember?