The Las Vegas Aces are not only playing at the top of their game, but they are having fun while doing it as well. Recently after a critical Game 1 victory, Sydney Colson and Theresa Plaisance were seen imitating a camera crew for the postgame interview of A’ja Wilson. It’s moments like these that show that the Aces have a complete team on and off the court.
Aces Coach Becky Hammon understands how serious of a time it is with the Finals still underway; however, she does not want everything to be just about winning. When talking about Colson and Plaisance, she makes sure to emphasize this.
“They’re super fun in general. They’re fun people, but I respect their professionalism because when it’s time to get down to business, they’re locked in, ready to go, those two. It takes a special kind of person to be able to flip that switch. Not everybody can do it, but those two, and I’ve said it before, this is our job, and we’re in it to win it, but also we play basketball. There’s more important things going on in the world than us putting a ball in the hoop.”
Colson also chimed in on her bench antics. She wants fans to know that she wants to be the one to use humor to relieve some of the pressure the team has in being in such a position.
“I try to bring levity to situations. When it’s a moment when maybe it’s supposed to be really serious, but it doesn’t help to be so tight. Loosen up a little. It’s not the end of the world,” Colson said. “We have to be locked in for finals. There’s a level of seriousness and a level of focus that you have to have, but you should also be in the moment enough to know I got to have fun with this.”
Colson is known as the class clown of the WNBA, going viral on several occasions while filming her teammates or just being herself while she tweets.
The Aces will need Colson and Plaisance to keep the mood light as they look to take a 2-0 series lead over Connecticut following Tuesday’s Game 2 contest.