During the All-Star Weekend, HighlightHer’s Arielle Chambers went around asking LaMelo Ball, Trae Young, and other NBA stars which WNBA player would they select as their teammate.
An NBA-WNBA crossover is an event that has been on the minds of several basketball enthusiasts. Seeing a mixed team of the most elite basketball players go at it against each other will definitely be an entertaining contest.
Recently, during the All-Star Weekend, HighlightHer’s Arielle Chambers asked NBA stars like Trae Young, LaMelo ball, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns, among many others to make their WNBA players pick who they would team up with.
Naturally, one would expect the players to pick all-time greats like Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. However, the youngsters had different picks, for their own individual reasons.
LaMelo Ball and Zach LaVine pick Brittney Griner; Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyrese Haliburton select Maya Moore
When asked the question, players of the league had different answers.
LaMelo Ball: “I’ll go with Brittney. I need some rebounds. I be missing sometimes. Candace Parker is a great teammate too.”
Trae Young: “I’m gonna have to go with A’ja (Wilson). Me and A’ja will be tough in the pick and roll game, pick and pop. With that little mid-range game, that mid-range from the elbow jumper.”
Fred VanVleet: “It’d be Liz. I’ll be the guard, let her handle the rest of that.”
Karl-Anthony Towns: “Imma go Maya Moore. We could take anyone. She can guard guards, she can guard the forwards, she can guard centers when we need to on the switch. Yeah, I like that.”
Tyrese Haliburton: “Probably Maya Moore. I love Maya Moore’s game. I’ve been watching her since I was like in middle school and she was at UCONN.”
Zach LaVine: “I’ll take Brittney Griner.”
“I’ll go with Brittney [Griner]. I need some rebounds. I be missing sometimes.” -LaMelo Ball
HighlightHer’s @ariivory asks the NBA All-Stars which WNBA player they’d pick to be their teammate
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Come on Adam Silver and Catherine Engelbert, let’s add the special exhibition game into the All-Star Weekend.