The NCAA Women’s Basketball championship has ended, and in dramatic fashion.
The final game say LSU topple a momentum-laden Iowa team headed by Caitlin Clark – stoic in her penultimate performance, but a bit arrogant in her last game of the year.
The behavior was highlighted by reactions within the media targeting her de facto court nemesis Angel Reese of LSU after Reese used precisely the same hand gestures during the game.
If it wasn’t “classless” when Caitlin Clark did it, don’t call it classless when Angel Reese does it. Let the women compete, it’s sports!! pic.twitter.com/lJpS1NId68
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 2, 2023
Reese, obviously a competitor of a high caliber, found herself perplexed after hearing the White House’s plans for a “championship” visit…that included the runner-ups.
LSU Tigers star women’s basketball player Angel Reese may be catching even more social media backlash after her latest comment regarding first lady Jill Biden’s invitation to the White House.
Biden said Monday that she wishes to invite both LSU and the Iowa Hawkeyes, who were defeated by the Tigers in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament final, 102-85.
“I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do,” Biden, who was at American Airlines Center in Dallas to witness LSU’s win, said in Denver on Monday via ESPN. “So, we hope LSU will come. But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game.”
Reese wasn’t having it.
🤣🤣🤣A JOKE. https://t.co/9SiOKQNqbj
— Angel Reese (@Reese10Angel) April 3, 2023
Dr. Jill seemed to be taking women back a few decades with the capitulation.
It isn’t normal for the losing team of a championship to get invited to the White House, but Biden believes that the evolution of women’s sports since Title IX was put in place in 1972 makes this occasion different.
“It was so exciting, wasn’t it?” she said via ESPN. “It was such a great game. I’m old enough that I remember when we got Title IX. We fought so hard, right? We fought so hard. And look at where women’s sports have come today.”
Reese has defended her behavior on the court, suggesting that the reaction to her gestures were not at all commensurate to the reaction that Clark received.