LSU’s Angel Reese Suggests Double Standard Over Criticism Aimed At Her

Louisiana State University basketball star Angel Reese is under fire for stalking and taunting her opponent, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, during her celebration of winning the national championship.

Reese has been widely condemned for the tasteless and unprofessional display and lack of sportsmanship.

During her post-game press conference, Reese claimed there was a double standard for what she did because Clark also trash-talked and taunted during the playoffs.

However, many people noted how Clark reacted in the heat of the moment as the game was in progress while Reese admitted to planning in advance and stalking opponents who had already lost.

Dave Portnoy made an argument that Reese and Clark’s behavior was “fundamentally different.” He says Reese’ behavior was obviously “classless.” WATCH:

“All year, I was critiqued about who I was,” Reese shot back at reporters. “The narrative – I don’t fit the narrative. I don’t fit the box you all want me to be in.”

“I’m too hood,” she continued. “I’m too ghetto. You told me that all year.”

“But when other people do it – you all don’t say nothing. So, this is for the girls that look like me. That’s going to speak up for what they believe in.”

“It’s unapologetically you and that’s what I did it for tonight. It was bigger than me tonight. It was bigger than me. Twitter is going to go in a rage every time. And, I mean, I’m happy. I feel like I helped grow women’s basketball this year. I’m super happy and excited. I’m looking forward to celebrating and then next season.”

“Caitlin Clark is a hell of a player for sure, but I don’t take disrespect lightly,” Reese said. “And she disrespected Alexis and South Carolina, they’re still my SEC girls, too. You all are not going to disrespect them either.”

“I wanted to pick her pocket. I had a moment at the end of the game, and I was just in my bag.”

LSU won the game 102-85 and claimed the school’s first national championship. Reese won MVP with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.