Angel Reese;We Were HARRASSED And Subjected To Pressure Outside Team Hotel For Reasons Known To Them By

Angel Reese claims Chicago Sky teammate was HARRASSED outside team hotel amid WNBA row over Chennedy Carter’s bodycheck on Caitlin Clark

Angel Reese has asserted that one of her colleagues from the Chicago Sky has been subjected to harassment outside of the hotel where the team is staying. This comes in the midst of her WNBA dispute with Caitlin Clark regarding Carter’s bodycheck.

A day after she was expelled for the first time in her professional career, Reese, who is 22 years old, disclosed that she and her colleagues were subjected to intense pressure from paparazzi upon their arrival at the hotel where the team was staying in Washington, District of Columbia. On Thursday, The Sky will be performing with the Mystics.

Reese said on Wednesday that “finding out our team hotel to pull with a camera as we get off the bus and putting it in my teammates face and HARASS her is NASTY WORK.” Reese’s statement was written on Wednesday.

Her next statement was, “This is completely out of control and needs to be stopped.”

Isabelle Harrison, who is also a Sky forward and happens to be Reese’s teammate, also followed up on the incident: “WOW!!!” To God be the glory for safety. It is really absurd that my teammate is being harassed at our hotel. Not even able to get off the bus for a moment!!!


Angel Reese and Chennedy Carter high five during their matchup against Caitlin Clark on Sat.

On Tues., Reese claimed a person harassed a Sky teammate by putting a camera in her face

On Tues., Reese claimed a person harassed a Sky teammate by putting a camera in her face

Isabelle Harrison, of the Sky, backed the WNBA's star's claim by giving her version of events

Isabelle Harrison, of the Sky, backed the WNBA’s star’s claim by offering her version of events

It remains unknown who member of the Sky was allegedly harassed.

Earlier on Wednesday, the league rescinded the second technical foul that was issued to Reese against the New York Liberty barely 24 hours earlier.

Reese was tossed out of the game after collecting two technical fouls during a brief altercation with official Charles Watson. The rookie forward looked to say something to Watson and then hastily waved her hand.

‘I tried to seek an explanation. I did not,’ Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon said postgame. ‘I don’t know to this moment what has transpired.’

Head official Maj Forsberg said in a pool report that Reese’s technical fouls were for ‘disrespectfully addressing’ the official and then for ‘waving her hand in dismissing.’

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball was at the game and claimed on X that he would pay the $400 fine that Reese would face from the league for getting the two technical fouls.

Barely 24 hours before alleging harassment on the team's bus, Reese was ejected against NY

Barely 24 hours before alleging harassment on the team’s bus, Reese was ejected against NY

The harassment charges came days after Carter’s shoulder shot at Clark in Chicago’s loss to Indiana

If a player receives seven technicals in the regular season they are awarded a one-game ban. On Saturday, Reese was fined $1,000 for declining to talk to the media after Chicago’s loss in Indiana.

In that game, Carter – Reese’s teammate – shoulder shot at Clark, knocking the Fever point guard to the floor before an inbound pass during the third quarter.

In the aftermath of the hard foul, issues and discussions regarding the physicality in the WNBA came to light. The league ended up taking action by escalating the play to a flagrant-1 violation foul a day after the contest on Sunday.

Though the WNBA hasn’t directly commented on the physical plays featuring Clark, the Carter-Clark crash had people talking throughout not only the sports media landscape, but also shows like ‘The View.’

Clark is currently 11th in average fouls drawn per game, averaging 4.2 per contest, tops among rookies

Clark is presently 11th in average fouls drawn per game, with 4.2 per match, best among rookies

There’s no shortage of opinions on the physicality that the No. 1 pick of the WNBA Draft has faced this season, either arguing that not enough is being done to protect her, that she is being targeted by other players because of the media attention she receives, that race is a factor or that it is just the natural competitive evolution in the growing sport of women’s basketball.

Going into Thursday’s games, Clark is presently 11th in average fouls drawn per contest, averaging 4.2 per contest, highest among rookies in that category. She is third overall in total fouls drawn with 46, but the Fever (2-9) have played the most games.

Clark has said she won’t let the physical play get into her head and that she will continue to play her game.

At times, however, her frustration has surfaced when she feels she doesn’t get a call. She has been punished with a league-leading three technical fouls. A seventh technical during the regular season would result in a one-game suspension.

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