WNBA’s Kelsey Plum says tweet that blasted Raiders after husband Darren Waller was traded ‘was a joke’
WNBA star Kelsey Plum and NFL tight end Darren Waller got married earlier this month. But the couple’s life quickly changed when Waller was traded to the New York Giants.
The trade meant that Waller would have to move across the country. He spent the last three seasons with Raidersbefore being sent to New York.
After the trade was made public, former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted, “Darren Waller JUST MARRIED Kelsey Plum of the Las Vegas Aces and Josh McDaniels’ wedding gift was to trade him for the New York Giants. McDaniels is NOT a romantic.”
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Plum drew attention to Griffin’s tweet and jokingly thought her husband had been sold because Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels did not have the opportunity to attend the couple’s wedding ceremony.
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“Probably because he wasn’t invited to the wedding lol,” Plum tweeted.
But on Wednesday, Plum tried to downplay her comment, saying, “People, that was a joke, LOL.” Plum, who plays for the Las Vegas Aces, expressed her admiration for the city she plays in.
“I love Las Vegas, here to defend the title. I’ll put my phone down now,” she wrote with two emojis.
The star athletes got married on March 4 in a private ceremony. Plum shared several photos from the wedding on Instagram.
Waller was reportedly upset with McDaniels after the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced the couple’s wedding date. Neither Waller nor Plum have publicly disclosed their marriage plans.
Two weeks ago, McDaniels expressed interest in Waller staying in Las Vegas, saying that the tight end “is going to be a big part of what we’re going to do going forward.” But an NFL Network report showed the team had been looking for a trading partner for over a year.
On the court, Plum helped the Aces win the WNBA title last season. She was also named All-Star Game MVP and won the gold medal with Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Championship.
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Waller had 388 receiving yards with three touchdowns last season. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2020.