Angel Reese became a breakout star in the spring of 2023 after the LSU women’s basketball team’s incredible NCAA tournament success. Her team defeated Iowa, but that’s not the main reason why she made headlines. No, she became embroiled in a heated trash-talk battle with Iowa star Caitlin Clark that dominated sports news. After the win, Resse also shredded Jill Biden after the First Lady considered inviting both LSU and Iowa to the White House after the game.
Reese found this offensive because she believed the largely white Iowa team would overshadow the largely black LSU’s achievement. Needless to say, these two issues made her one of the most controversial basketball stars in the nation – male or female. The future is bright for Reese, so today we’ll look at some of her most telling photos and see what we can learn about this soon-to-be superstar.
Master and Apprentice
In the picture below we see Reese with her mentor Kim Mulkey. The LSU head coach was the mastermind behind the school’s NCAA championship win. Mulkey understands that she’s in a special position and that it’s not always easy for her players to trust her. No matter what, she does her best to support these young women and provide them with guidance.
Meanwhile, she defended Reese and explained that the basketball star never truly crossed any lines. Mulkey said: “That child just won a national championship. She’s not afraid of social media. That is who Angel is. She trash-talks on the court, but she doesn’t cross, really, the line of vulgarity” (via Today).”