Caitlin Clarᴋ’s mother and brother “furious” with decision to keep Indiaɴa Fever star out of Olʏmpics

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Clark and her Fever teammates

Caitlin Clark‘s family has been left “furious” at the decision by Team USA to snub her from the 2024 Olympics team that will head to Paris, France, to try to claim a gold medal at the world’s most famous sports event.

 

The Indiana Fever rookie has posted 30 points on multiple occasions throughout the 2024 WNBA season despite it being her first season as a professional, yet this was clearly not enough to impressive the executives who made the call to leave her at home.

This has particularly appeared to anger her mother, and her brother, Colin. The latter of whom was spotted venting his frustrations on X.com, formerly Twitter, by way of liking several comments slamming the decision.

“Rant incoming. – leaving Caitlin Clark off the women’s Olympic team is the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard”, was one post Colin liked and was put online by the founder of Barstool Sports.

“y’all cannot be serious,” read another liked post, this time by Rachel A DeMita, who competed in the 2018 All-Star celebrity game.

“imagine this being the reason too,” read a third, criticizing the reasoning to leave her out as fears of an overreaction by her fans if Clark didn’t play too much.

Indiana Fever vs Washington Mystics recap, Caitlin Clark stats

 

Meanwhile, Clark‘s mother also proved not to be a fan of the decision to leave the overall first pick at home and, like her son, also took to X.com to criticize the call although she was slightly more obvious at it than her kid.

Anne Nizzi-Clark reposted Christine Brennan‘s post, which read, “USA Basketball’s timing is terrible. Clark just made seven 3’s and scored 30 in front of the largest WNBA crowd in 17 years:

“20,333 in DC, more than double the crowd Chicago drew the night before in the same arena.”

 

So, with Clark left at home as Team USA feared her star impact on the rest of the team’s ability to perform, who did they actually decide to take to the Olympics as they bid for their eighth consecutive gold medal in a run of form dating to 1996.

The event will begin from July 28 and will run until August 11 with 12 teams competing from five federations. Representing Team USA will be: Jackie Young, A’ja Wilson, Alyssa Thomas, Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, Kelsey Plum, Jewell Lloyd, Sabrina Ionescu, Brittney Griner, Chelsea Gray, Kahleah Copper and Napheesa Collier.

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