Washington Wizards show love to WNBA Champion Washington Mystics

Washington Wizards John Wall Kristi Toliver (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards John Wall Kristi Toliver (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Washington Mystics are WNBA champs and the Washington Wizards couldn’t be happier.

The city of Washington, DC has added two championship trophies to its case in the last two years. The Washington Capitals brought home the Stanley Cup in 2018. Now, the Washington Mystics are WNBA Champions after last night’s 89-78 win over the Connecticut Sun.

The Washington Wizards are the odd Leonsis-owned team out here. They’re the only ones without a recently won championship trophy. However, that didn’t stop them from showing love. Throughout the playoffs, Wizards players have been seen at Mystics games, cheering on one of the city’s best sports teams as they made their way through the Las Vegas Aces and the Sun on their way to the franchise’s first-ever WNBA Championship. After falling just short in the Finals last season to the Seattle Storm, the Mystics “ran it back”, a mantra that was spread all over DC and Twitter throughout the WNBA season.

Even before last night’s instant-classic of a Game 5, the Wizards were showing their support as they made their way to New York for a preseason game versus the Knicks. The whole team was draped in Mystics jerseys for the trip.


And it didn’t stop there. Bradley Beal stayed behind so he could catch the game with John Wall. Ian Mahinmi and C.J. Miles were also in attendance.

Everybody was loving it.


And when it was all said and done with the Mystics, it was all love from the Wizards…

Jordan McRae gave a special shoutout to Emma Meeseman. Meesseman won Finals MVP after finishing the series averaging 17.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1 steal per game while coming off the bench. She had 22 points, three rebounds, three assist, two steals and two blocks in the deciding win.

Justin Robinson is also a big Meesseman fan, apparently.


It’s awesome to see athletes in the same city showing each other love for their successes, but this is something a bit more. This type of public, team-wide support is proof that the new, holistic culture of Monumental Basketball is alive and well.

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It also means the Washington Mystics are your 2019 WNBA Champions. Congratulations.