Sheryl Swoopes cites how Caitlin Clark 'pushes off' defenders to defend Angel Reese from 'bully' accusations

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Sheryl Swoopes cites how Caitlin Clark 'pushes off' defenders to defend Angel Reese from 'bully' accusations

Caitlin Clark keeps drawing attention from fans, media members and former players. The Indiana Fever rookie is having a notable start to her WNBA career, although she's been linked with controversy.

The latest duel against Angel Reese and the Chicago Sky on Sunday was in many people's mouths because of Reese's hard foul on Clark. The reactions haven't stopped coming, and WNBA legend Shery Swoopes has shared her thoughts on Clark's personality on the court, even calling the young star a "bully" to defend Reese.

During a conversation with former NBA star Gilbert Arenas on Monday, Swoopes said that Angel Reese isn't the bully that everybody says she is, and pointed fingers at Caitlin Clark instead.

"She's not a bully (Reese). She's not a bully," Swoopes said. "Well, I mean, if you want to talk about bullies, every time Caitlin has the ball, she pushes off. I'm just saying."

This was Swoopes' response to Arenas saying nobody felt sorry for Reese since she was the bully in this scenario.

"With Angel, she's rugged," Arenas said. "She's a rugged girl. She's built for trying to bully. No one feels sorry for the bully."

Analyst says Angel Reese has a problem with Caitlin Clark

A game that broke a WNBA viewership record has been talked about more because of Angel Reese's flagrant-1 foul against Caitlin Clark, which has reignited a long-running conversation about the two stars.

Former NFL player-turned-analyst Emmanuel Acho sent a message to Reese on social media, saying that her actions show that she's not that cool with Clark, despite whatever she's said.

"Angel, you're actions are starting to speak so loud, we can't hear what you're telling us," Acho said.

Ahead of their final duel in college, Reese, with the LSU Tigers, told fans and media members that she didn't hate Clark, with the Iowa Hawkeyes, at all. She credited their intensity on the court to competitiveness and nothing else.

"Me and Caitlin Clark don't hate each other," Reese said. "Like, I want everybody to understand that it's just a super competitive game, and, like, I would just wish people realize that, like, once I get between those lines, there's no friends."

Angel Reese has starred in controversial moments involving Clark this season. First, she seemingly celebrated Chennedy Carter pushing Clark. Before that, she posted a message that was thought to be a shot at Clark.

More recently, she hit Clark in the face as the Fever's rookie went to the basket and then said Clark had a "special whistle."

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Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein
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