Skip Bayless rejects Angel Reese's 'special whistle' claim pointing out to rookie's 'villain' image: "Caitlin outplayed her"

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Skip Bayless rejects Angel Reese's 'special whistle' claim

The story surrounding Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark is picking up pace every day. After Sunday's 91-83 loss to the Indiana Fever, the Chicago Sky rookie said that some players were getting “special” foul calls during the game. Analyst Skip Bayless said that Reese has developed a villain image in the WNBA.

Reese's comments sparked another controversy considering that her comments came after losing to Clark.

“For inside, I think we were playing really hard. I think we went up really strong a lot of times and we didn’t get a lot of calls,” Reese said after the game. “And going back into looking at the film, I’ve seen a lot of calls that weren’t made. I guess some people got a special whistle.”

Bayless seemed unhappy with how Angel Reese handled the media after the game:

"I listen to her postgames and she’s become the villain. … She's the instigator. ... Her postgames reek a little bit of jealousy and bitterness. That’s how it comes across to me."

Indiana has beaten Chicago twice this season.

“In these two losses, Caitlin has outplayed her. … When she says special whistle, I got to tell you, I have watched every one of Caitlin’s games. There have been so many times when she's trying to dribble the ball up the court and she gets met at halfcourt by a very physical defender who just footballs her, just attacks her, and they don’t ever call it.
"They just let'em play, and I'm great with that. But you can't tell me she's getting a special whistle or she'd just be just marching to the free-throw line.”

In the two games between Chicago and Indiana, Clark totaled 34 points, 15 assists and 16 rebounds against Reese's 19 points, 26 rebounds and six assists.

Caitlin Clark opens up about Angel Reese’s hard foul

Angel Reese committed a hard foul on Caitlin Clark on Sunday. During the third quarter, with the Fever leading 63-62, Clark made a run toward the basket, and Reese hit her on the head from behind.

Clark said after the game that Reese was just making a basketball play.

“It’s just part of basketball," Clark said. "It is what it is; she was trying to make a play on the ball and get the block. But, yeah, I mean, it happens.”

Reese was charged with a flagrant-1 foul upon review.

Clark ended up with 23 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Angel Reese had 11 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein
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