LSU Star forward Angel Reese climbed to the top of women’s college basketball — but not without some criticism — as he beat Iowa State in the national title game on Sunday. Reese repeatedly taunted Hawkeyes linebacker Caitlin Clark late in the game, and some fans online didn’t care.
Amid the criticism, several big-name athletes, including LeBron James, came to Reese’s defense. The four-time NBA champion posted a tweet on Twitter that read, “Angel Reece to all the haters after winning a national title.”
Pictured in the film Actress Angela Bassett Waiting to Exhale walked away from the fire she started, and James showed only affection for the LSU star support.
“FACT!!! Glad to see it,” James tweeted.
After the game, Reese defended her actions and criticized her.
“I don’t fit in the box you want me to be in,” Reese said. “I’m so hooligan, I’m too ghetto, you tell me that all year long. But you don’t say anything when other people do it. So it’s for girls who look like me.”
Reese specifically gave Clark the “you can’t see me” hand gesture coined by wrestler John Cena – a gesture Clark uses in tournament tournaments, one Cena even admitted. Afterwards, she appears to point to her ring finger several times while staring at Clark. The Hawkeye guard said she didn’t see Reese making any gestures at the time.