In spite of her critical and eyebrow-raising tweets aimed at the Dallas Wings organization, its face of its franchise, Skylar Diggins-Smith said they should not be taken as a sign she does not want to return to Dallas in 2020.
According to ESPNW’s Mechelle Voepel, she spoke on Friday after a USA Basketball team practice at Stanford prior to an exhibition contest with the Cardinal. Diggins-Smith mentioned the tweets she sent in which she lambasted the franchise for a “lack of support” and that she played the entire 2018 season while pregnant.
I got it off my chest. I’m ready to put some action towards the conditions for working moms in the league and every industry.
Almost certainly, she will start with the industry she is part of – the WNBA – as it continues CBA negotiations with the players’ union. Diggins-Smith felt her remarks were a reflection of not being listened to.
Sometimes when you’re not being heard, you’ve got to shout.
I’ve been with the organization the longest. I’ve always felt like I’ve shown loyalty to Dallas, so when I’m asking for things, that stuff should be reciprocated.
She said she has not had a conversation about free agency or if she could be cored by the franchise. As an unrestricted free agent, Diggins-Smith would likely receive a bevy of offers from other WNBA franchises especially considering her status as both an elite basketball player and a well-known celebrity outside of the realm of ball.