PHOENIX — The Phoenix Mercury were fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the WNBA for violating the league’s rules on postgame media interview access following Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Wintrust Arena.
The Mercury’s players — including stars Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith — didn’t do interviews with reporters after the Sky’s series-clinching 80-74 win on Sunday. The $10,000 fine is the biggest in league history for a media infraction.
Instead of talking to reporters, Taurasi — the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer — apparently made her feelings known to a door in the Wintrust Arena locker room, allegedly kicking it in after the game.
When asked about the door by a reporter Tuesday, Taurasi said, “There was a lot of doors in there.”
The Sky had a bit of fun with the situation by bringing the damaged door to Tuesday’s championship parade and rally at Millennium Park.