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WNBA’s Aerial Powers slams Andre Iguodala for nameless praise of her performance



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Tuesday night the Washington Mystics (3-0) beat the Connecticut Sun (0-3) at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. It’s the site for the 2020 WNBA season, inside what some are affectionately calling the “wubble”.

Andre Iguodala – quarantined to his own bubble in Orlando, Florida – was presumably watching the game and tweeted about Aerial Powers, who had a team-high (and career high) 27 points.

Powers took offense to Iguodala’s comment, and replied to the former Warrior.

“Put some respect on my name or keep this tweet to yourself!!” the 26-year-old Detroit Native said. Powers was mad that the Miami Heat winger didn’t take the time to look her name before tweeting about her.

The next morning, after Powers’ tweet got some buzz, Iguodala tweeted a cryptic two-word message.

Powers wasn’t done with Iguodala. A few hours after his message about manners she tweeted at him again, defending her fellow WNBA players.

Powers has averaged 21.5 points per game in Washington’s first three games back in defense of their 2019 title. She has shot a blistering 55.6% from beyond the arc in that span. The Mystics play the Seattle Storm on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN.

Iguodala has played in all three scrimmage games for his Miami Heat and stuffed the box score in the team’s most recent 128-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He finished with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. The Heat will open the restart against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday at 10 a.m., also on ESPN.