New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu had her signature custom shoes stolen in the Las Vegas Aces arena after winning the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup
- She had debuted with the Sabrina 1 “Oregon” in the cup final before this week
- His Thursday performance earned him two separate historic shooting accolades
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After the New York Liberty defeated the Las Vegas Aces 82-63 in the WNBA Commissioners Cup, Liberty superstar Sabrina Ionescu took to social media to say that the sneakers she wore in the game had been stolen from the Michelob Ultra Arena.
The ad was actually more of a plea for the return of the custom-fit insoles that were inside her signature “Sabrina 1s.” The shoes had been made with specifically modified feet due to his history of injuries, according to WNBA reporter Khristina Williams.
Williams also said a source close to the situation said Ionescu believed the shoes were taken after the Commissioners Cup game or the morning before the shoot. The shoes were locked in a room next to the guest locker room that only certain arena and team staff had access to.
“I never thought my shoes would be stolen from me in an opposing arena…” Ionescu said Thursday about half an hour after filming wrapped before another game against Las Vegas.
‘Please bring me back my insoles. RIP to my Sabrina 1s’
NY Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu has announced that her signature bespoke shoes were stolen
Ionescu had beaten the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA Commissioners Cup on Tuesday
She had made her debut for Sabrina 1 ‘Oregon’ in the cup final before they were locked down
Ionescu had just debuted the “Oregon” colorway for the shoes during the championship game.
She finished the Finals with 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists, while scoring 3 straight points early in the fourth quarter.
The second of this week’s clashes saw the Aces avenge the loss to New York in the cup final, but Ionescu is Liberty’s brightest in the defeat, despite being stripped of her precious custom insoles and of her signature shoes, she etched her name in WNBA history.
Not only did Ionescu become just the third player in league history to score 100 or more 3-pointers in a season with Diana Taurasi and Kelsey Plum and he now trails the duo for most 3-pointers in a season.
Additionally, Ionescu recorded his 11th game this season with five or more 3-pointers to pass Taurasi for the most ever in a season.
Ionescu scored a team-high 22 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists, although the details of his footwear are still unclear in Thursday’s game.