The surprise move drew some criticisms on Twitter, with former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III writing: “Darren Waller JUST GOT MARRIED to Kelsey Plum of the Las Vegas Aces and Josh McDaniels’ wedding present was to trade him to the New York Giants. McDaniels is NOT a romantic.”
Plum – who tied the knot with Waller on March 4 in Las Vegas — responded to Griffin and made a witty joke (or a slight jab) about the Raiders’ head coach.
“Prolly cause he wasn’t invited to the wedding lol,” Plum wrote.
Plum then took to her Instagram Stories and shared a screen grab of Griffin’s tweet over a photo of her and Waller on their wedding day.
“Actually couldn’t be better, we’re so excited, NY let’s get it,” the All-Star guard wrote, adding a blue heart emoji.
Plum’s tweet came just a few hours after The Athletic reported that McDaniels accidentally leaked the news of the couple’s wedding earlier this month to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The outlet also reported that Waller was upset with McDaniels when the Las Vegas Review-Journal posted a story announcing his and Plum’s wedding date days before their nuptials.
Waller and Plum — who’ve reportedly been dating since last year — had not publicly shared their plans to get married.
Prior to the trade, McDaniels said the 30-year-old Waller “will be a big part of what we’re going to do going forward.”
However, the Raiders were shopping Waller for more than a year, according to NFL Network.
Plum — an All-Star guard who helped the Aces win their first WNBA title last season — is preparing for the 2023 campaign, which begins in May.
The Giants sent a third-round draft pick (No. 100 overall) to the Raiders for Waller.
He is under contract with the Giants for the next four seasons after signing a three-year, $51 million extension with the Raiders in September.