Caitlin Clark unbothered by folks utilizing her identify in tradition wars: ‘Basketball’s my job’

Caitlin Clark unbothered by folks utilizing her identify in tradition wars: ‘Basketball’s my job’

Caitlin Clark’s reputation continues to be a hot-button subject, particularly in terms of her race.

WNBA stars, maybe most notably A’ja Wilson, have stated that the 2024 No. 1 total decide is as common as she is partially as a result of she is White.

Her personal coach, Becky Hammon, appeared to disagree, however the dialog stays ongoing.

There is a new dialogue about Clark every single day, and loads of them aren’t even about her ability on the court docket.

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Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever warms up earlier than the sport towards the Washington Mystics at Capital One Area on June 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (G Fiume/Getty Photographs)

Clark was requested how she felt about folks “utilizing [her] identify in no matter tradition wars” they’ve, however Clark has one focus in thoughts and continues to dam the surface noise.

“It isn’t one thing I can management. I do not put an excessive amount of thought and time into desirous about issues like that. To be sincere, I do not see quite a lot of it,” Clark stated on Thursday. 

“Like I’ve stated, basketball’s my job. All the pieces on the surface, I am unable to management that, so I am not going to spend time desirous about that. Individuals can discuss what they wish to discuss, create conversations about no matter it’s, however I believe for myself, I am simply right here to play basketball. I am right here to have enjoyable. I am right here to assist my staff win. We have received three video games, really feel like we have been ready to win just a few greater than that. My focus is on serving to us try this. I do not pay a lot thoughts to all of that, to be sincere.”

Plainly Clark continues to be singled out on the ground: Chennedy Carter was hit with a flagrant foul after a blindside hip-check on her, and Tyasha Harris appeared to take satisfaction in Clark’s robust recreation towards the Connecticut Solar, saying it was “seatbelt season.”

Caitlin Clark smiles

Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever celebrates throughout the recreation towards the Washington Mystics at Capital One Area on June 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Photographs)

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Clark was then requested if the conversations round her have affected her capability to make relationships across the league, however she’s first centered on relationships along with her teammates.

“I believe all people within the league understands we’re enthusiastic about all this consideration we’re getting. I believe we’re appreciative of it. I believe the league has been nice for a extremely very long time, however my focus is on my teammates. They have been wonderful,” Clark continued. “I do not assume it is impacted me making relationships on my staff. I am not, clearly, speaking to folks on different groups every day. I’ve a lot to deal with right here, and getting my teammates to belief me and do all that’s my important focus – identical with our teaching employees and identical with this group.”

When requested if she was “bothered” by any of the discuss, she gave a flat-out “no.”

“I do not see it. That is not the place my focus is. My focus is on basketball, that is the place it must be, and that is the place it has been, and I am simply attempting to get higher every day.”

Caitlin Clark smiles at press conference

Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever talks to the media throughout an introductory press convention on April 17, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

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Clark is averaging 16.3 factors and 6.0 assists per recreation, the latter of which is the fourth-best mark within the league. Her Fever are again in motion towards the Atlanta Dream on Thursday evening.

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