Caitlin Clark says: ‘Don’t use my name to push your agendas’

Caitlin Clarke has had the fortune of being the poster girl on everyone’s agenda.

Speaking before Thursday’s game, Clark was vocal about some who used perceived insults against the WNBA star to push racist and misogynistic tropes,

“I think it’s disappointing,” Clark said. “Everyone in our world deserves the same amount of respect. The women in our league deserve the same amount of respect. People shouldn’t be using my name to push these agendas. It’s disappointing. This is unacceptable. This league is the league I grew up admiring and want to be.” Part of it.

“Some of the women in this league were some of my biggest role models and role models growing up, and they helped me achieve this moment here where I’m playing in one night ever. Just treating every woman in this league with the same amount of respect is just a basic human thing that everyone should do.” “Just be a good person and treat them how you want to be treated.”

Clark has been receiving physical play and more than a few sarcastic remarks since entering the WNBA. Those matters recently came to a head when she quit the women’s basketball team for the Olympics.

Clark also spoke on this topic when she was asked a similar question earlier in the day.

“It’s not something I can control, so I don’t put a lot of thought and time into thinking about things like that,” Clark said. “To be honest, I don’t see a lot of it. Like I said, basketball is my job. It’s all out there, I can’t control it, so I won’t spend time thinking about it.

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“People can talk about what they want to talk about, and create conversations about anything. But for me, I’m just here to play basketball.”

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