The Chicago Sky brought a very special guest onto the Pritzker Pavilion stage for their championship rally Tuesday: the door from Wintrust Arena that Mercury star Diana Taurasi reportedly smashed in following the Sky’s title-clinching Game 4 win over Phoenix on Sunday.
The Sky really put the door Diana Taurasi reportedly broke after the Mercury’s Game 4 loss on stage at the rally pic.twitter.com/S5kv7Krh88— Madeline Kenney (@madkenney) October 19, 2021
In even more petty fashion, here’s how the Sky announced their guest:
Taurasi and her teammates saw their worst-case scenario play out in Game 4 with a 14-point lead dwindling until the Sky snatched the victory in the final minutes. Taurasi in particular struggled, shooting 4 of 16 from the field while scoring 16 points in the loss.
After the game, the Mercury refused to attend the customary Finals postgame press conference, a sign of their frustration with a series that got out of their hands.
Taurasi, the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer, apparently saved her anger for a door in the locker room. When asked about the door by a reporter Tuesday, Taurasi said, “There was a lot of doors in there.”
Here's my question for Diana Taurasi about the locker room door incident at Wintrust Arena Sunday afternoon (again, based on stellar reporting from @TheNextHoops' @AlexSimonSports): pic.twitter.com/vhyZa5flTp— Meredith Cash (@mercash22) October 19, 2021
Well, at least one of them got to go on a field trip Tuesday.