WNBA Drama: The Good, Bad and Ugly

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In the swirling whirlpool of the WNBA drama, one name consistently gasps to the surface: Caitlin Clark. Love her or hate her, this basketball prodigy has become the lightning rod for controversy in the league. But what exactly is it about Clark that stirs such strong emotions?

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First off, who had the WNBA as a hot topic of conversation on their 2024 bingo card? This may be the first time in modern history they’ve managed to sell out arenas, and more so have had the words “WNBA” actually leaving people’s mouths, instead of them leaving seats? Truthfully, this may be the most action this league has received since prom night, and they’re certainly riding the wave as this continuous storm emerges. For those actually behind, and not just staring at their be-hinds, let’s catch you up to speed a little bit.

Caitlin Clark is the Iowa high school phenom, whose three point shot is so deadly, it’s compared to non other than Steph Curry. She’s smashed records, and shattered the hopes and dreams of fellow future prospects, all while losing back-to-back national championships. To add, Caitlin is as unapologetically outspoken as a parrot with a megaphone, she will ruffle your feathers sort of speak. Skip to modern times, between the Nike shoe deals, and the WNBA pushing her as the face of the league, some haven’t taken too lightly to the popularity. Now, this is a girl who’s singled handled managed to get flights out of coach, more money due to sold out arenas, and more viewership than ever before, so why all the hate? Jealousy.

As much as women love to preach about other woman succeeding, they also HATE to see other women succeed, especially at the expense of their own egos. Veteran Diana Taurasi made it clear before Clark got drafted to the league by saying, “You look superhuman playing against some 18-year-olds, but you're going to come play with some grown women that have been playing professional basketball for a long time.” If that’s not the most satanic way to say “We don’t care about your hype” I don’t know what is, and she’s not the only person to express herself in such a manner.

Just recently, former NCAA champion, arch rival, and villain Angel Reese has made it quite clear that the reason for recent league popularity, isn’t JUST because of Caitlin Clark, but her as well. Angel, who isn’t quite an angel now, is she? Recently stated, “Yeah, the reason why we’re watching women’s basketball is not just because of one person. It’s because of me, too.” Honestly, it’s as if Reese is pushing a second “me too” movement, because she’s always trying to include herself in anything and everything. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a wonderful talent, but this movement of league popularity was caused from Clark.

The woman wanted more money, and more league attention, right? Well, here’s where it gets absolutely confusing. Chennedy Carter, teammate of Reese, decided to cheap shot Caitlin Clark in-game. Honestly, she was blindsided harder than a marriage without a prenuptial agreement, but that’s not the point. After claiming they were being “harassed” getting off their team bus and making a fuss, it turns out that’s not the case at all. ONE SINGLE person, respectfully recording and asking a few questions, make such a commotion online you would have thought they were being kidnapped. Which begs the question, if you can’t handle one paparazzi, or reporter asking questions, how can you handle the attention you’re all seeking?

To most, women are confusing as hell, and this just pushes that narrative as no one can seem to decide what the hell they want in the league, because they’re all distracted by the college god, Caitlin Clark. One things for sure, the league is more popular than it's every been, and there’s more drama than an episode of Jersey Shore, which keeps things more entertaining than watching 20 missed wide-open layups. Stay tuned, because we’re just getting started.

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