After a 79-76 victory over the Mystics on Sunday, members of the Sparks’ traveling party were forced to sleep in the airport after the team’s flight back home to Los Angeles was canceled.
Here are the comments from Ogwumike in the video walking around the airport.
"We are roaming the airport. First time in my 11 seasons that I've ever had to sleep in the airport. Based on travel, it was only a matter of time. Half of us are sleeping at the airport, half of us are at a hotel -- there weren't enough rooms after our flight got delayed, delayed, delayed and then canceled at 1 a.m. It is now 1:44 and we're here til 9 a.m."
Other players and coaches were also Tweeting about the situation.
Ogwumike said that the Sparks were slated to leave DC at 9 am ET on Monday morning. The Sparks play a home game against the Sun on Tuesday night. Players and coaching staffs around the league have been pushing for charter flights for years but commercial travel is still the default method of movement for WNBA teams.
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