WNBA star Cappie Pondexter sorry for tweets regarding Japan quake
New York, NY, United States (AHN Sports) – WNBA superstar Cappie Pondexter has apologized Monday for comments via Twitter over the weekend about the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.
Pondexter, 28, currently playing guard for the New York Liberty in the WNBA, made Twitter postings Saturday, alleging the catastrophic tremor as punishment.
The three-time WNBA All-Star tweeted Saturday: “What if God was tired of the way they treated their own people in there own country! Idk guys he makes no mistakes.”
She later posted: “u just never knw! They did pearl harbor so u can’t expect anything less.”
Pondexter, who has also played internationally, including in the Turkey and Russian leagues, reportedly used the racially derogatory term “jap” in one of her comments as she addressed someone who was offended by her tweets.
Pondexter barged into the professional scene with the Phoenix Mercury, who made her the 2nd overall pick in the 2006 draft. She helped the Mercury capture two WNBA crowns (’07, ’09).
Pondexter was traded to the Liberty in March 2010 as part of a three-team, multiplayer deal.