Obama supported the Sky throughout their postseason run, making it as the No. 6 seed with a .500 regular-season record. They are the first team not seeded No. 1 or 2 to win the WNBA title.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2021
"Congrats to our new WNBA champs, @ChicagoSky! I couldn’t be prouder of this team — they worked hard for this moment, and have made our city proud," Obama tweeted.
Candace Parker joined her hometown team this past offseason after playing the first 13 seasons of her career with the Los Angeles Sparks. She won a title in her first season with the Sky, capping off a storybook season.
NBA stars, Chance The Rapper celebrate Sky's title
The Sky's first title in club history resonated across social media with plenty of stars congratulating the team, including Chance The Rapper, who was seen courtside at many Sky games.
Congrats to @chicagosky on winning the WNBA Finals today, bringing us our first championship in franchise history!!!! The city appreciates yall!!
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 17, 2021
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 17, 2021
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) October 17, 2021
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) October 17, 2021
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 17, 2021
— James Harden (@JHarden13) October 17, 2021
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 17, 2021
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) October 17, 2021