Derica Hamby (30), who previously played for KB Stars of the Korean Women’s Professional Basketball League (WKBL) and was a colleague of national center center Park Ji-soo, claimed that she was treated unfairly by her former team, the Las Vegas Aces. The WNBA Secretariat is investigating this.
‘AP’ reported on the 9th (Korean time) that the WNBA secretariat had launched an investigation into Hamby’s allegations that she had been teased since becoming pregnant with her Aces.
“Her trade is part of this business,” Hamby wrote on her own Instagram after she was traded from Las Vegas to the LA Sparks last January. She is not ridiculed, teased, manipulated and discriminated against with lies.”
She, who is pregnant with her second child, adhered to the same stance at the press conference to join Sparks.
Aces president Nikki Fargas did not mention Hamby’s name, only saying, “Our club always puts players and their families first.”
According to the AP, this is the first time the WNBA secretariat has officially commented on the incident.
The WNBA players union has strongly called for an investigation. They demanded an investigation into whether Hamby’s rights were not violated under the labor-management agreement agreed in 2020, and whether there was any violation of federal and state laws. 메이저놀이터
Hambe, who was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the 6th overall pick in the 2015 draft, played 242 games with San Antonio and later refounded Las Vegas, averaging 9.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
He averaged 26.5 minutes in 34 games in the 2022 season, averaging 9.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals, and was selected as an All-Star for the second consecutive year.
Last January, Las Vegas traded to Los Angeles to secure a salary cap in the process of acquiring two-time MVP Candace Parker.