Toward the conclusion of LSU’s NCAA women’s championship game victory over Iowa, Angel Reese used the hand-waving “you can’t see me” taunt at Caitlin Clark. The mockery, made famous by John Cena and previously used by Clark during March Madness, sparked outrage on social media and spurred press inquiries.
Angel Reese, dubbed the Final Four’s most outstanding player, also mocked Clark by pointing to her own finger, which was about to receive a championship ring. The LSU hoopster made no apologies for anything.
When a journalist told Angel Reese at the press conference that Twitter was “awash with outrage,” he responded:
“All year, I was critiqued about who I was. … I don’t fit the narrative. I don’t fit the box that y’all want me to be in. I’m too ’hood. I’m too ghetto. Y’all told me that all year. But when other people do it, y’all don’t say nothing.”
“So, this is for the girls that look like me,” she continued. “For those that want to speak up for what they believe in.”
Angel Reese also poked fun at the social media chatter. “Twitter is going to go crazy every time,” she predicted.
Clark claimed she was focused on getting to the handshake line and had no idea she was being taunted. She attributed the win to LSU.
According to Reese, Clark was a “helluva player,” but he drew attention to his antics in prior March Madness games. Clark waved dismissively at an open opponent in Iowa’s semifinal victory over South Carolina, instructing teammates not to bother guarding her.
“I don’t take disrespect lightly,” Reese said.
Reese had openly planned to poke fun at Clark.
“I was in my moment,” Reese said.