Vice President Kamala Harris will take middle court docket in the East Room of the White House on Friday to welcome the 2022 WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces.
The Aces defeated the Connecticut Solar 78-71 at dwelling in Recreation 4 of final 12 months’s finals to win the championship trophy, 3-1.
The staff was lifted to its first championship title by Finals MVP Chelsea Grey, who scored a game-high 20 factors; common season MVP A’ja Wilson, who added 11 factors, and capturing by Riquna Williams, who got here off the bench to rating 17 factors.
Coach Becky Hammon turned the first in WNBA historical past to win a championship of their first season as head coach. She beforehand was an assistant coach for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
The WNBA title is the first for certainly one of the league’s unique eight franchises. The Aces started as the Utah Starzz from 1997-2002, and relocated to San Antonio as the Silver Stars (and later simply the Stars) from 2003-2017. The staff moved to Las Vegas earlier than the 2018 season.
The Aces are additionally the first main skilled sports activities staff to win a championship for Las Vegas, which additionally has the NFL’s Raiders and the NHL’s Golden Knights.
The White House beforehand had introduced that President Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill, would host the Aces. However the project fell to Harris after Biden prolonged a household trip in California’s Lake Tahoe area to Saturday.