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Angel Reese Responds to Heinous Non-Basketball Play, Embraces Physicality

Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese has experienced her first “welcome to the league” moment. On Saturday, her team took on the Connecticut Sun, in which they fell short 86-82. Late in the third quarter, Reese went up for a rebound, and Sun forward Alyssa Thomas gave a good old-fashioned clothesline to Reese’s neck. She

Angel Reese Responds to Heinous Non-Basketball Play, Embraces Physicality

Chicago Sky rookie ahead Angel Reese has skilled her first “welcome to the league” second. On Saturday, her crew took on the Connecticut Solar, by which they fell quick 86-82. Late within the third quarter, Reese went up for a rebound, and Solar ahead Alyssa Thomas gave old school clothesline to Reese’s neck. She was knocked down and, happily, acquired again up with grace.

Thomas was known as for a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from the sport. Here is how the play transpired.

Whereas the foul was laborious and seemed malicious, Reese was the primary to say that she would not view it as private, actually, she encourages it. She spoke to the media after the sport and mentioned ‘it is all basketball.’

“It is not simply because I am a rookie. I am a participant. I am a basketball participant,” Reese said.“They do not give a rattling if I am a rookie. I imply, I would like them to return at me on daily basis. I would like them to return at everyone.”

“I imply, they don’t seem to be purported to be good to me. I hope y’all know that. They are not purported to be good to me or lay down as a result of I am Angel Reese or as a result of I am a rookie. Like, thanks AT for sending a message to me as a result of I acquired again up and I saved going and saved pushing. Like me and AT have been cool since we have been at Maryland so I do know it is no laborious emotions. I recognize her for going at me in the present day or on daily basis.”

“I imply, they don’t seem to be purported to be good to me. I hope y’all know that. They are not purported to be good to me or lay down as a result of I am Angel Reese or as a result of I am a rookie.”

In her dwelling debut, Angel Reese acquired knocked down (laborious) however is not complaining.https://t.co/2SPI3aZs3a

— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) May 26, 2024

The 22-year-old rookie hails from Maryland and attended Maryland College for her first two seasons in school. Humorous sufficient, Thomas additionally attended Maryland and was the fourth general decide within the 2014 WNBA Draft. Earlier than the sport, Resse expressed her admiration for Thomas. After the sport, that remained the identical, however Reese mentioned she did not assume Thomas’ foul was malicious.

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Angel Reese
Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky appears to be like on in opposition to the Dallas Wings on the Faculty Park Middle on Could 15, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. Reese suffered a tough foul by Solar ahead Alyssa Thomas….

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“No laborious emotions to AT,” Reese said. “I do know she purposely in all probability did not do it in the direction of me, however simply having the ability to come on the market and simply be robust and stand on two toes, it was going to be a troublesome recreation and that is what I am constructed for.”

In 4 regular-season video games so far, Reese averages 12.3 factors per recreation, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 35.7 % capturing from the sphere. As we have seen in her time at LSU, Reese is not shy about getting bodily and can play her recreation regardless.

The Chicago Sky sit at 2-2, with their subsequent matchup at dwelling in opposition to the Seattle Storm.

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