Arike Ogunbowale is ejected like a champion in the 4th quarter of the Wings victory

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 11: Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Dallas Wings reacts against the New York Liberty at Barclays Center on June 11, 2023 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user accepts the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Arike Ogunbowale took advantage of the moment. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Arike Ogunbowale may not have been okay with her fourth-quarter ejection of a Dallas Wings win, but she definitely did her best to take advantage of it.

In the final minutes of the Wings’ 85-73 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday, Ogunbowale was hit with two technical fouls and an automatic ejection while sitting on the bench. The two-time All-Star and former ratings champion chose to thrill the home crowd by walking off the field rather than pleading her case.

She even signed an autograph amid the standing ovation.

Once Ogunbowale left, the crowd immediately started booing the referee who ejected them from the game. She finished with 21 points on 7 of 17 shooting (3 of 7 from 3-point range) with three assists, two rebounds and one turnover in a team-high 36 minutes.

After the match, she proactively declined to comment on a matter that could easily result in a fine.

The victory brings the Wings’ record to 6-6 and ends a three-game losing streak. Ogunbowale is currently averaging 23.4 points and 4.2 assists per game, both on track for career highs. She ranks third in the WNBA both in average and in 3 points.

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