The WNBA is struggling financially. So much so that the league chose not to splurge on the WNBA All-Star Most Valuable Player trophy.
The WNBA was dragged on Twitter for its low-budget MVP hardware.
Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum, of Team Wilson, was presented with the puny MVP trophy during the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star game at the Wintrust Arena on July 10, 2022 in Chicago.
Kelsey led her team to a 134-112 victory over Team Stewart. She scored 30 points to match the All-Star scoring record set by Maya Moore in 2015.
One Twitter user wrote, "The WNBA could have gone to Amazon and bought a better looking trophy."
Other Twitter users decided to chip in and buy Kelsey a fancier MVP trophy with her name on it.
I know right...#WNBA just mocks itself sometimes.
— Thomas (@jazzmessenger) July 11, 2022
NO WAY THE WNBA ALL STAR GAME MVP TROPHY COSTS $18 ????YOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/UBJ11o3HfX
— Ballsack Sports ® ? (@BallsackSports) July 11, 2022
The WNBA could have gone to Amazon and bought a better looking trophy pic.twitter.com/zfMDBSZSDh
— UrbanTakeOne (@UrbanTake_001) July 10, 2022
They went to cop this at Target while they were still playing https://t.co/Zyxk60Dc1W
— Ahmed??/I Need An Opportunity (@big_business_) July 10, 2022
??? they know they wrong for that. Whatever in the budget I guess.
— Terrell Humphrey ???? (@T3DPRODUCTIONS) July 11, 2022
$70? You think they have the budget for that?
— Johnny Guitar (@Johny_Scissors) July 11, 2022