Coi Leray makes a guest appearance as the narrator of the new WNBA commercial to help kick off the 2023 season.
“Yeah, this league is a sisterhood. It’s way more than just a game; it’s an empire. A fearless empire. More side-swiping steals? Check. We got hoops, drive, and passion; easy. More buckets, extra sauce? Order up. More dimension-defying dimes, more dancing than a Saturday night. Now this is what I call primetime! You see that?” the rapper says while the instrumental of her hit single “Players” serves as the background music in the ad.
2022 WNBA MVP and champion A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces is featured heavily in the ad. The commercial splices together 30 seconds straight of exhilarating clips of highly skilled WNBA players showing off their moves on the court.
The WNBA season tips off the next day (Friday, May 19). with four games, including the Connecticut Suns against the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis. At the same time, the New York Liberty will play against the Washington Mystics in D.C. The Chicago Sky will take on the Minnesota Lynx, while the Phoenix Mercury is set to play the Los Angeles Sparks.