Rookie Chases Down Bus After Teammate Prank


Rookie Escapade: Las Vegas Aces Debutant Gets a Surprise Bus Farewell

Las Vegas, Nevada – In a hilarious prank caught on camera, Las Vegas Aces rookie Kate Martin became an instant internet sensation when her teammates decided to give her a memorable send-off on Tuesday.

Rookie Chases Down Bus After Teammate Prank
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As the team bus pulled away from the practice facility, Martin could be seen frantically chasing after it, her hands flailing in the air. A video of the incident, shared on social media by veteran teammate A’ja Wilson, has since gone viral, garnering a chorus of laughter and sympathy from fans.

The Prank’s Masterminds

The prank was masterfully executed by Wilson, who shared the video on Instagram with the caption, “Don’t be late to the bus.” Emma Cannon, another Aces forward, captured an extended version of the prank, showcasing the moment when the bus finally stopped to let Martin on board.

Celebrating the Rookie’s Birthday

Amidst the laughter and chaos, a heartwarming moment emerged. As Martin boarded the bus, someone could be heard shouting, “Happy Birthday!” Martin celebrated her 23rd birthday on Wednesday, making this prank an even more memorable way to mark the occasion.

Martin’s Impressive Debut

Despite the comical setback, Martin has made a strong impression on the Aces squad since being selected in the second round of the WNBA draft in April. In her last two games, she has showcased her sharpshooting abilities, hitting 5 of 10 3-pointers and scoring 21 points.

Aces’ Championship Hopes

The Aces are hoping to make another title run this season after winning back-to-back championships last year. Martin’s arrival has bolstered their already impressive roster as they aim to establish another reign in the WNBA.

The Viral Sensation

Over the past few days, the video of Martin’s bus chase has become a viral sensation, providing countless laughs and a testament to the fun-loving spirit that permeates the Aces locker room. It’s safe to say that Martin’s rookie season is off to an unforgettable start!

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