Former President Barack Obama congratulated his hometown Chicago Sky on winning their first title in franchise history with a Game 4 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.
Obama supported the Sky throughout their postseason run, making it as the No. 6 seed with a .500 regular-season record. They are the first team not seeded No. 1 or 2 to win the WNBA title.
Congrats to our new WNBA champs, @ChicagoSky! I couldn’t be prouder of this team — they worked hard for this moment, and have made our city proud. https://t.co/Da9cLtvSX4
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2021
“Congrats to our new WNBA champs, @ChicagoSky! I couldn’t be prouder of this team — they worked hard for this moment, and have made our city proud,” Obama tweeted.
Candace Parker joined her hometown team this past offseason after playing the first 13 seasons of her career with the Los Angeles Sparks. She won a title in her first season with the Sky, capping off a storybook season.
NBA stars, Chance The Rapper celebrate Sky’s title
The Sky’s first title in club history resonated across social media with plenty of stars congratulating the team, including Chance The Rapper, who was seen courtside at many Sky games.
Congrats to @chicagosky on winning the WNBA Finals today, bringing us our first championship in franchise history!!!! The city appreciates yall!!
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 17, 2021
LEGEND!!!!! @Candace_Parker went back home and got that chip!!! Congrts to @chicagosky on winning y’all first 🏆
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 17, 2021
Shoutout @candace_parker and the Sky for getting the job done! WNBA Champs! pic.twitter.com/1KflLTcVlG
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) October 17, 2021
Man this is incredible!!! Congrats @Candace_Parker 🏆🏆 https://t.co/MLZQII5EAK
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) October 17, 2021
🙌🏽 congrats @Candace_Parker and the @chicagosky that was fun to watch!!! https://t.co/QRxYZl9aEz
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 17, 2021
Congratulations @Candace_Parker and the @chicagosky. Way to hoop ladies!
— James Harden (@JHarden13) October 17, 2021
Hell of a Run CP 🤝 @Candace_Parker @Sloot22 @alliequigley https://t.co/MWaRlR1U50
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 17, 2021
What a game. What a series. #WNBA
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) October 17, 2021
IM HAPPY AS HELL FOR CP!!! @Candace_Parker This is one for the Legacy books!!! 🤍 Salute!! #WNBAFinals
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) October 17, 2021
Chicago stand UP!!!! @chicagosky congrats❤️🔥
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) October 17, 2021
happy for @Candace_Parker 🙌🏽🙌🏽 dats so tough 🔥🔥
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) October 17, 2021
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What a Fing game yo!!! WoW#WNBAFinals
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) October 17, 2021