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Adam Silver: Caitlin Clark Foul Was a ‘Welcome to the League’ Second in WNBA

zach bachar Contributor I June 7, 2024 Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave his thoughts on the physical play that Caitlin Clark has experienced at the start of her WNBA career with the Indiana Fever. “It’s nothing new in basketball, that there are welcome to the league moments,” Silver told

zach bachar Contributor I June 7, 2024 Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave his thoughts on the physical play that Caitlin Clark has experienced at the start of her WNBA career with the Indiana Fever. "It's nothing new in basketball, that there are welcome to the league moments," Silver told

zach bacharContributor IJune 7, 2024

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 02:  Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever controls the ball during the game against the New York Liberty on June 2, 2024 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave his ideas on the bodily play that Caitlin Clark has skilled at the beginning of her WNBA profession with the Indiana Fever.

“It is nothing new in basketball, that there are welcome to the league moments,” Silver informed reporters on Thursday. “Particularly for heralded rookies. However after all, I wish to see Caitlin handled pretty and appropriately within the league. It looks like she will care for herself, she’s a tricky participant.”

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Adam Silver was requested about Caitlin Clark and the rising reputation of the WNBA pic.twitter.com/ys9BikRQLP

One of many early bumps within the highway that Clark has handled was a foul from Chicago Sky guard Chennedy Carter throughout a Fever victory, which was later upgraded to a flagrant foul.

After Indiana’s win over Chicago, Fever head coach Christie Sides known as the officiating surrounding Clark “unacceptable” on social media.

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That is unacceptable @wnba
When will the constant complaints be heard?!? One thing must be performed! https://t.co/QVf1vHA5l4

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“This league is superior, it is a bodily league,” Sides later defined, per ESPN’s Alexa Philippou. “That was a non-basketball play that wanted to be known as in that second.”

As for Clark, she expressed her intent to stay level-headed in bodily conditions on the courtroom.

“It’s what it’s,” she mentioned, through Philippou. “I really feel like I am simply on the level the place you settle for it and do not retaliate.”

“I am making an attempt to not let it trouble me,” she added.

Whereas Clark has struggled along with her long-range effectivity, the previous Iowa standout has nonetheless put collectively a number of spectacular performances all through her temporary WNBA profession. Via 11 appearances, she’s averaging 15.6 factors, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per sport. The previous No. 1 general choose was additionally named the WNBA Rookie of the Month in Might.

Silver defined that Clark’s promising on-court play “could also be misplaced on some people who find themselves new to basketball” as a result of flagrant foul from Carter in addition to the following narrative.

With the controversy surrounding the foul seemingly within the rearview mirror, the 22-year-old will try to assist the Fever bounce again from a 2-9 begin to the 2024 season. Indiana’s subsequent likelihood to safe a win comes towards the Washington Mystics on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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