Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics Celebrate First WNBA Title Win
Here's how the Wilmington native has been celebrating the team's historic championship win.
Delaware native Elena Delle Donne recently won her first WNBA title with the Washington Mystics./Photo by Lorie Shaull, Wikimedia Commons
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No one had a better weekend than Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics. The Delaware native and 2019 league MVP celebrated her first WNBA championship win last week with media appearances, trophy cuddles and plenty of bubbly.
Delle Donne secured 21 points in the Mystics' 89-78 win over the Connecticut Sun, helping lead the team to its first ever title. Here's a look at what the Wilmington native and her teammates have been up to since the final buzzer.
DC'S NEWEST CHAMPIONS
DISTRICT OF CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/N9s4adUEeT— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) October 11, 2019
Moments after securing the win, Delle Donne hugs her teammates amid a flurry of celebratory confetti.
BUILDING SOMETHING SPECIAL
After playing for the Chicago Sky for four seasons, Delle Donne was traded to the Mystics in 2017. Right after winning her first championship, she discusses the impact of the title for the franchise and gives accolades to her teammates and coach.
Despite not having a personal taste for bubbly, Delle Donne happily pops bottles of Champagne with the team after the win.
ALL THE ACCOLADES
Thank you 🙏 President Obama. We appreciate you! https://t.co/1PQTlycnZj— Elena Delle Donne (@De11eDonne) October 11, 2019
Delle Donne and the team received kudos from an array supporters from the First State and beyond, ranging from the University of Delaware (Delle Donne played for the school's basketball program for four years), to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester to President Barack Obama.
SWEET VICTORY MEETS SWEET DREAMS
Really great for back support while you’re sleeping. Highly recommend. https://t.co/LWKlC00jfE— Elena Delle Donne (@De11eDonne) October 11, 2019
We'll have to take Delle Donne's word for it that napping with a championship trophy is "really great for back support."
"WE'RE CHAMPS, Y'ALL!"
THIS GROUP IS ABOUT TEAM. THIS GROUP IS ABOUT WINNING. pic.twitter.com/QK46OD28tZ— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) October 11, 2019
At a victory rally on Oct. 11, Delle Donne hypes the crowd of fans.
"ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUE"
Delle Donne and the team stopped by Good Morning America on Oct. 14 to discuss the historic victory. "It's just hard to put that even into words," says Delle Donne of the moment they won the championship. "But dreams came true."
THE PARTY NEVER STOPS
The team announced that it will hold a victory parade in the spring of 2020, details are to be announced at a later date.
THE JOURNEY TO THE TOP
Relive the team's historic journey to victory.