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LSU star Angel Reese has threatened to not show up to the White House after Jill Biden floated also inviting Iowa.
The Tigers and Reese smacked around Iowa in the women’s title game Sunday, and it was by far and away the most-hyped championship game in women’s basketball history.
Reese taunting Caitlin Clark is still in the news days later. However, that’s not the only controversial headline that came from the game.
First Lady Jill Biden suggested Iowa might also get an invite to the White House after the 102-85 blowout loss. Clark rejected the idea and Jill Biden’s spokeswoman Vanessa Valdivia clarified Tuesday only LSU would get an invite.
Angel Reese and LSU might not show up.
Well, it might not matter whether or not the Bidens invite LSU because it sounds like Angel Reese might just not show up after Jill Biden’s suggestion.
“I’m not gonna lie to you, I don’t accept the apology because of, you said what you said. … I said what I said. And like, you can’t go back on certain things that you say. I mean, you like felt like they should’ve came because of sportsmanship, right? They can have that spotlight. We’ll go to the Obamas, we’ll see Michelle, we’ll see Barack,” the LSU star claimed on the “Paper Route” podcast, according to Bleacher Report.
The LSU star was asked point blank if she’ll be going to the White House and responded, “We’re gonna see. I don’t know.”
Reese previously mocked the idea Iowa should be invited to the White House.
Is this all a bit too much drama?
Are these comments from Angel Reese really necessary? Does anyone think Jill Biden’s suggestion to invite Iowa was malicious?
Of course not. She probably just doesn’t know a ton about sports. It was a very stupid idea to suggest Iowa should also visit, but Angel Reese threatening to boycott is also stupid.
This is almost as dumb as Shannon Sharpe suggesting black people might not vote for Joe Biden because of his wife’s suggestion. People are acting like Jill Biden tweeted out the nuclear codes. Folks, she made a very dumb suggestion about women’s basketball while trying to honor Iowa. Everyone, Angel Reese included, needs to relax.
Having said that, all this attention and drama is the greatest thing to ever happen to women’s basketball. The sports media has been talking about the women’s NCAA Tournament FOR DAYS after the event ended.
That’s all because of the drama between Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese and Jill Biden’s suggestion. Say whatever you want about the situation, but the people running women’s college basketball should be milking this for all its worth.
The title game received record ratings and is dominating the news cycle. No matter how this all shakes out, it’s definitely a win for the women’s game.
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A timely reminder that people who are gifted with athletic ability quite often do not have the common sense of a box of rocks. This LSU gal has the national spotlight now and can “do her thang” whatever the hell THAT means. And a certain % of the population will actually give a damn. ……… These be troubling times.
This girl exemplifies why a high percentage of the young people playing major college sports cannot be considered “student athletes.” She is very low IQ. As you said, Biden’s comments were not malicious at all. But this girl so hates White people she manufactured a perceived derogatory statement.
She’s one of many of her ilk who are childlike and emotionally stunted. I wonder if she had a father growing up.
This was the worst thing that could have happened to women’s college basketball. The internet likes drama, fans do not. I’m pretty close to a diehard sports fan, and this was the first game since Candace Parker I’ve actually locked in on… three days later, it may well be 10 years before I watch another women’s game. The basketball was compelling and fantastic, this drama turns it into a reality show I have zero interest in watching because now I know if I were to tune in, discussion of this nonsense is what I’ll get. I still watch as many NBA games as possible, but would rather cut myself than watch pre-game, post-game, half-time, or even commercials. The MINUTE the discussion turns to anything other than the immediate action on the court, I’m out. Women’s college basketball will get a few more short-term youtube views, and lose all the positive on-court momentum they picked up from home fantastic that game was. Turns out, most sports fans just want to watch sports…
We should turn to her to see how we should vote too…Look at how brilliant LeBron James is on societal issues…I’m certain she is no different.
To their house? Why?
(I know why)
Ironic how the entire controversy surrounding her is about what she did and said, because of the “disrespect’ Caitlin Clark showed to ANOTHER team, and she says THIS to the First Lady of the United States. Politically I am opposed to the Bidens on everything, and still find this classless. Her actions in the game revealed her true character. Everything she is doing and saying after is reinforcing it.
You could also go visit all the fine LSU women’s basketball fans in Africa as well. And fu(king stay there.