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WNBA star A'Ja Wilson started twitter buzz after Lebron James signed new $154m contract

Lebron James' big move to the Los Angeles Lakers opened up a back and forth discussion on twitter about the professional basketball pay gap between men and women.
LAS VEGAS, NV: A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces shoots against Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm during the Aces' inaugural regular-season home opener on May 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(WUSA 9) -- Shortly after Lebron James signed his four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Las Vegas Aces Forward A'ja Wilson took to twitter to voice her opinion on the news.

WNBA players are paid approximately 25% of the leagues revenue, in comparison to NBA players making 50%. According to Forbes Magazine, Sylvia Fowles, who was named the league MVP in 2017, was underpaid by more than $1.1 million, if the WNBA paid its players using the same calculations as the NBA does.

The WNBA rookie firmly stated that her problem wasn't with Lebron, but instead with the widely known pay gap between the WNBA and the NBA.

As a result, twitter went up in flames, with some responding to criticize A'ja's commentary ...

A'ja, of course, responding and standing her ground ...

and her Aces teammates, other fellow WNBA players and even NBA players chiming in to voice their opinions and support.

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