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“That’s Not A Basketball Play”: Caitlin Clark Receives Unjustified Hip-Check from Sky Player

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Caitlin Clark, a rookie in the WNBA, has been a subject of discussion due to the level of physicality she has encountered in the early games of her career. She expressed her feelings on the matter after a game against the Los Angeles Sparks, where she felt that opponents were being more physical with her than with others. This issue was highlighted further when she faced off against Angel Reese and the Chicago Sky, marking their first matchup in the WNBA after memorable college encounters.

The much-anticipated game took a controversial turn when Sky guard Chennedy Carter delivered a hard foul on Clark. As Carter attempted to defend after a basket, she gave Clark a shoulder check, causing the Fever star to fall to the ground. Despite immediate foul assessment by referees, the incident sparked discussions across social media. Clark addressed the play at the free throw line, stressing the need to play through such situations at this level of competition.

In a post-game interview, Clark criticized the physicality displayed by opponents, emphasizing the importance of maintaining composure and perseverance in such scenarios. The incident with Carter was not an isolated one, as earlier in the week, Clark had a confrontation with Seattle Storm’s Victoria Vivian, resulting in a technical foul. The physical nature of the game was a recurring theme for Clark, who expressed the need to adapt and remain focused on performance amidst such challenges.

Despite facing tough competition and physical play, the Indiana Fever managed to secure a narrow victory against the Chicago Sky with a score of 71-70, improving their season record to 2-8. Clark’s teammate Aaliyah Boston, the previous year’s No. 1 WNBA Draft pick, played a crucial role in the team’s success. The clash with the Sky highlighted the resilience and determination of the Fever squad, demonstrating their ability to overcome adversities on the court.

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