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Several Los Angeles excites players and coaches He took to social media on Monday to share his frustration after having to spend the night at the airport when his commercial flight was cancelled.
Another stark reminder of the challenges facing the WNBA was highlighted by several Sparks players this weekend, after Keeping their playoff hopes alive With a much-needed win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday, he had to sleep at Dulles International Airport after his flight was repeatedly delayed, eventually being canceled hours later.
“We’re hanging out in an airport. First time in my 11 seasons I’ve had to sleep in an airport,” Former league MVP Nneka Ogwumike said in a video posted to Twitter.
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“It’s just a matter of time. Half of us are sleeping in the airport, half of us are in the hotel – our flight was late, late, late, and then there weren’t enough rooms after it got canceled at 1:44, and we’re here until 9.”
In a statement to The Washington PostA spokesman for the Sparks said all players were given hotel rooms but not all took advantage of the accommodation.
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Brittney Sykes, who scored 21 points to snap the Sparks’ six-game losing streak on Sunday, and assistant coach Latricia Trammell took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation.
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New York Liberty Team owner Joe Tsai was fined $500,000 in March after scheduling flights in 2021. Chartered flights are against the league’s collective bargaining agreement to maintain competitive balance among franchises.