Angel Reese, a standout player for the LSU women’s basketball team, expressed her frustration with First Lady Jill Biden’s decision to invite both the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Tigers to the White House. While attending the NCAA Women’s Basketball national championship game between the two teams, which the Tigers won 102-85, Dr. Biden announced that she would ask President Joe Biden to invite the Hawkeyes as well, despite the fact that the invitation is typically only extended to championship winners. This move was met with disapproval, with Iowa player Caitlin Clark and head coach Lisa Bluder both stating that they did not believe their team should participate in the visit. Ultimately, Dr. Biden confirmed that only the Tigers would be invited to the White House. Reese, who made headlines for her “You can’t see me” gesture towards Clark at the end of the game, rejected the first lady’s apology on a recent episode of the Paper Route podcast, saying they would rather go to the Obamas. Furthermore, while Clark, who is white, was celebrated for the same gesture, Reese, who is Black, was subject to criticism, sparking conversations surrounding racism in sports media and basketball.
LSU Player Criticizes Jill Biden Despite Apology for Championship White House Visit: “We’ll Visit the Obamas Instead”
- 6 May 2023
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