Skylar Diggins blasts WNBA after playing entire season pregnant

Dallas Wings star Skylar Diggins-Smith speaks to the media in Atlanta on May 26, 2018. (Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media Service)

Skylar Diggins-Smith, one of the marquee players for the WNBA, unloaded on her team and the league after she played pregnant for the entire 2018 season.

Diggins-Smith, the point guard for the Dallas Wings, spat fire on Twitter, saying she is angry for “having no support from [her] own organization.” She says no sympathy was shown her for her post-pregnancy complications that caused her to miss the 2019 season.

Diggins-Smith, 29, said she made no excuses and excelled while playing pregnant throughout the 2018 season and “didn’t tell a soul.” She averaged 17.9 points and 6.2 assists a game. She even played well enough while pregnant to earn her fourth WNBA All-Star appearance.

But when Diggins-Smith gave birth in the offseason, she took two months off because she was beset with postpartum depression, a psychological ailment some new mothers experience.

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Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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