Angel Reese and Caitlyn Clark were the two biggest names in women’s college basketball this year.
The pair faced off in the 2023 National Title Game, with Reese ultimately emerging victorious and then going mega-viral for taunting Clark repeatedly.
That led to an intense debate regarding whether Reese’s actions were classless.
Afterward, Clark came out and defended Reese.
“I don’t think Angel should be criticized at all,” Clark said.
“No matter which way it goes, she should never be criticized for what she did. I’m just one that competes and she competed. I think everybody knew there was going to be a little trash talking the entire tournament.
“It’s not just me and Angel. So I don’t think she should be criticized, like I said. LSU deserves it. They played so well. Like I said, I’m a big fan of hers.”
This week, in an appearance on ESPN Radio, Reese addressed Clark’s reaction to her taunts and their so-called beef.
“Man, people don’t realize, me and her have never had beef,” Reese said.
“We played against each other for so long and she’s a great player. I love playing against Caitlin, and I feel like me and her are the face of women’s basketball at the college level, right now. So, just being able to have that and her come out and say that was great for us.”
Reese seems to be living her best life right now. She is publicly flirting with world-renowned rappers. She is about to cash in big on her new popularity. Things are going well.
Hailey Van Lith’s latest photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/sRgMlmeJHy
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 8, 2023
Some may not like her, but that is a price she definitely doesn’t seem to mind paying for her newfound fame.
Plus, by all accounts, Reese and Clark are fine. And if they are fine with what transpired, everyone else should be too.
What does the future ultimately hold for Reese and Clark going forward? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.