Satou Sabally may not be playing for the Dallas Wings but she is very supportive of her teammates. The German player was lighting it up on the WNBA courts last season but unfortunately had to be sidelined. But, her injury history is not the primary reason why she went viral on nearly all social media platforms. Instead, it was a move that Charlotte Hornets player Grant Williams made on her when they were playing the Atlanta Dream.

Everyone was speculating whether or not Grant Williams was trying to get Satou Sabally's number in last year's WNBA postseason. The Hornets player had his contacts on and it was blank. Presumably, it was so that the Wings' Most Improved Player of the Year could enter her number. She finally got the chance to clear the situation up, via Podcast P with Paul George presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment.

“Grant Williams and I are friends. We've been friends before the situation. I don't know why his contacts were open. He had my number already,” Satou Sabally said.

The Hornets and Wings player's relation to each other

Sep 26, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally (0) dribbles the ball around Las Vegas Aces center Kiah Stokes (41) during game two of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs at Michelob Ultra Arena. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
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The two had long been talking to each other, but not in a romantic way. Williams and Sabally have been contacting each other on a very professional level. The Wings player described what their relationship is like.

“We are really respectable work partners, I would even say. He's like the Vice President of the NBPA. I am from the WNBPA. So, every time when I'm in meetings, Grant is the person that I text: ‘Hey, how do you guys do it in the NBA?' I want the same stuff, right? I need to ask someone who's experienced and knows the deal. He's very smart and I feel like I can learn a lot from him,” she said.

However, Sabally did note that there were some aspects of her interaction with the Hornets player which made it fairly awkward in front of all the WNBA and NBA fans.

“You know, it was the hug. It was the cameras around. Everyone is also interested in who I am talking to. So, they will blow everything up when I talk to a man. It's just whatever. When he walked in with my most improved t-shirt, he told me the night before. He's like: ‘I'm going to walk in with your t-shirt.' Then, I was getting kinda of messy too and tweeted,” she concluded.

As of the moment, the two seem like they are very good friends. For Sabally, she has to focus on getting better after her shoulder surgery which disallowed the Wings from fielding her so far in this season. The Wings only have three wins without her and are sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. She still has a lot of time to recuperate and get better despite the injury.

Williams, on the other hand, is in for a long offseason. He is seeing his former teams, the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks, battle it for an NBA championship. The Hornets also have to deal with new personnel changes since Charles Lee is entering his first year as their head honcho.