It might be contentious the next time the Phoenix Mercury play the New York Liberty. Mercury star Skylar Diggins-Smith got into a verbal altercation Monday with Liberty guard Jazmine Jones.
The quarrel started after Jones called out Bleacher Report for sharing a highlight of Diggins-Smith despite the Mercury losing Sunday’s game to the Liberty.
The highlight showed Diggins-Smith pulling off a nasty move around Liberty rookie DiDi Richards and hitting a floater. Jones asked why the highlight was posted considering the Mercury lost the game. Jones also asked why her teammate, Betnijah Laney, wasn’t featured in a highlight. Laney scored 23 points and hit a clutch shot with 34 seconds left to put the game out of reach for the Mercury.
Diggins-Smith took issue with Jones’ line of reasoning, first telling Jones to “shut tf up!” Diggins-Smith then took a shot at the Liberty, saying the team only promotes one person.
Liberty rookie forward Michaela Onyenwere also got involved, telling Diggins-Smith to “relax.”