LeBron James wasn't wrong: A'ja Wilson overshadows Caitlin Clark with record-breaking night


A’ja Wilson powered the Las Vegas Aces to a decisive 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday night, delivering a stellar performance with 36 points, 12 rebounds, and six steals. This feat made her the first player in WNBA history to achieve over 35 points, 10 rebounds, and five steals in a single game.

Wilson’s dominance was evident from the outset, hitting 15 of 22 shots in the first half and establishing a substantial lead for the Aces, one they maintained throughout the game.

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A’ja Wilson laughs at Kate Martin when Las Vegas Aces bus leaves her behind Parker Johnson

In addition to her scoring, Wilson‘s presence in the post was a catalyst for her teammates. Kelsey Plum added 20 points, and Jackie Young contributed 19, aiding the Aces‘ recovery from a narrow loss to the Atlanta Dream last Friday.

The performance led one enthusiastic fan to dub Wilson as the best player in the WNBA and among the greatest of all time. The win boosted the Aces’ season record to 5-2, moving them up to fourth place in the Western Conference.

Hailed by LeBron

Earlier this week, the unveiling of Wilson‘s statue drew praise from sports figures such as LeBron James, Dawn Staley, and organizations like the SEC and the WNBA.

“That’s so [fire emojis] @_ajawilson22!!” James wrote on X. “Congrats”

She responded: “Appreciate it!”

The WNBA has seen a surge in star power, sparking debates about who stands as the league’s premier player.

While Caitlin Clark has attracted significant attention, Wilson‘s consistent excellence and accolades, including two MVP awards and two championships, reinforce her position as one of the league’s top talents.

The Las Vegas Aces are now set to face the Seattle Storm on Friday.