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Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics Celebrate First WNBA Title Win

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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

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.


CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATIONS

Despite not having a personal taste for bubbly, Delle Donne happily pops bottles of Champagne with the team after the win.


ALL THE ACCOLADES

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

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!”

At a victory rally on Oct. 11, Delle Donne hypes the crowd of fans.


“ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUE”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you @goodmorningamerica and @robinrobertsgma for having us on this morning!

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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.

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