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Skylar Diggins-Smith Expresses Lack Of Support From Her Organization

Skylar Diggins-Smith is the definition of a hard worker.

The Dallas Wings baller took to Twitter over the weekend to air out her frustrations with the WNBA, and more specifically, its mistreatment of athletes who are also mothers. In the same breath, she also revealed that she played the entire season in 2018 while pregnant without telling a soul.

The WNBA All-Star star was responding to the backlash she received over her decision to take a break during the 2019 season, which started shortly after she gave birth. The 29-year-old new mother addressed everyone who claimed she was giving up on her team, also suggesting that some of those criticisms came directly from the WNBA.

“Having no support from your own organization is unfortunate,” Skylar tweeted. She went on to say (and later delete), “The blasts that disrespect of mothers (and our rights) in the WNBA is incredible. I can’t wait until you hear my story FROM ME!”

The baller continued, explaining her absence from the court this season and stating she was suffering from postpartum depression, for which she had very little resources to help her.

Diggins Smith also says that she “didn’t tell a soul” she was pregnant during the entire 2018 season.

 

 

Greg Bibb, general manager of the Dallas Wings, spoke about Skylar’s place on their team during a Dallas Morning News interview back in August, insisting that they were not pressuring her to return before she was ready.

“In terms of Skylar, that situation remains the same. It’s 100% up to Skylar,” he said. “We’re going to support her and her timeline and when she says she’s ready to go, we’re going to welcome her back. Until she’s ready to go, she needs to focus on getting herself healthy and getting her family situated and feeling good about all of that.”

The All-Star’s tweets suggest that she’s going to speak even more openly about her apparent lack of support from the WNBA and her team sometime in the future. Good on Skylar for revealing her struggles and not letting an organization pressuring her into playing before she’s ready.

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