Photo: Getty Images
  /  10.18.2021


Chance the Rapper, Former President Barack Obama and more are congratulating the Chicago Sky on their WNBA Finals victory on Sunday (Oct. 17). The team beat Phoenix Mercury with an 80 – 74 lead, earning them their first championship in the franchise’s history.

“Congrats to our new WNBA champs, Chicago Sky! I couldn’t be prouder of this team — they worked hard for this moment, and have made our city proud,” Obama, whose wife Michelle is a Chicago native, wrote on Twitter.

“Congrats to Chicago Sky on winning the WNBA Finals today, bringing us our first championship in franchise history!!!!” Chance added. “The city appreciates y’all!!”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also wrote: “What a moment. Congrats champs! A first but not the last for Chicago Sky.”

On Twitter, 13-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade hailed Chicago Sky power forward Candace Parker, who led the team to victory with 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

“LEGEND!!!!! [Candace Parker] went back home and got that chip!!!” Wade tweeted. “Congrats to Chicago Sky on winning y’all first [championship].”

Parker spoke with ESPN after Sunday’s victory. The WNBA All-Star previously won her first championship with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016.

“I could have four or five WNBA titles by now, and I could also have zero,” she said. “I think it’s made me really understand how important possessions are. We think about that last-second shot, but every possession is equally important.”

“And I think it’s had me become less results-driven and just focus on doing what you’re supposed to do,” she added. “You could literally do everything you’re supposed to do and not reach your goal, but are you going to stop working?”

According to CNN, Chicago Sky also set a WNBA postseason record with eight wins and are now the first team in WNBA history to win a championship without being seeded first or second. See more reactions to the Chicago Sky’s first championship below.

Trending

Meet La Tosha Holmes, founder of the first Black-owned pediatric practice in Galveston County, Texas

Meet La Tosha Holmes, CPNP-PC, a Certified Nurse Practitioner from Webster, Texas, who — at ...
  /  09.29.2022

Kid Cudi talks new Netflix show "Entergalactic" and we recap the lit 2022 REVOLT Summit in Atlanta

Kid Cudi talks to “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue about “Entergalactic,” his new animated ...
  /  09.30.2022

Meet Joshua Santiago, founder of Empowering Cuts, a non-profit giving free haircuts to those in need

Joshua Santiago is a barber based out of Philadelphia and the founder of Empowering Cuts, ...
  /  09.30.2022

NBA's Zion Williamson says Biggie's 'Ready To Die' pushed him to be resilient

“That album really helped me shift my mindset and just find true resolve in the ...
  /  09.28.2022
View More