Moments after winning the national title on Sunday, LSU’s Angel Reese had a message for Caitlin Clark. In fact, she had several messages for her.
She let her hands do the talking. As the Iowa star walked off the court, Reese looked in her direction and waved her hands in front of her own face. She then pointed to her ring finger.
Social media exploded.
The ring finger gesture was letting her know she was getting a ring. The hand wave? It’s a take on a WWE taunt popularized by wrestler John Cena.
Clark even used it just last week as Iowa beat Hailey Van Lith and Louisville in the Elite Eight. She was praised for it.
By the time Reese reached the postgame media podium, her gesture had set social media on fire, much of the commentary taking offense. “Taunting” trended on Twitter.
ESPN’s Holly Rowe made sure people knew where she stood on the taunting.
“People hating on Angel Reese or Caitlin Clark. Stop,” Rowe tweeted. “Unapologetically confident young women should be celebrated NOT hated. Get used to it.”
Clark and Reese both have college eligibility remaining and are expected to return next season.
If college basketball’s lucky, it will get to see them settle things on the court one more time.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.