WNBA star Skylar Diggins-Smith is feeling like a cast out from the Phoenix Mercury while on maternity leave.
Diggins-Smith is married to former Notre Dame football player Daniel Smith, and the couple recently welcomed their second child.
The six-time WNBA All-Star just recently had a birthday, and a fan noticed that the day came and went without acknowledgment from the team.
“How disgraceful is it that the @PhoenixMercury handle couldn’t even pretend to wish @SkyDigg4 a happy birthday. Such an irresponsible action that could have been avoided,” the fan wrote.
Diggins responded that the relationship was even worse as she has been banned from using the practice facility
It turns out it is much more than that as it was revealed she cannot use any team resources such as chefs, massages therapist, and nutritionists.
Here’s how social media responded:
This is the second maternity controversy in the WNBA as defending-champion Aces coach Becky Hammon was suspended for two games “for violating league and team Respect in the Workplace policies” for comments allegedly made to Dearica Hamby while the latter was pregnant.
Hamby had accused the franchise of calling her a “question mark” and saying that she “didn’t hold up [her] end of the bargain” when she got pregnant.
The former Notre Dame legend and No. 3 overall pick in 2013 averaged 19.7 points per games in 30 games last season and was a WNBA All-Star.
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