Caitlin Clark breaks silence over Team USA snub ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

Caitlin Clark was the one player fans of the sport wanted on the Olympics squad.

Caitlin Clark breaks silence over Team USA snub ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

Caitlin Clark breaks silence over Team USA snub ahead of Paris Olympics

Caitlin Clark was undeniably the best women’s basketball player for the past year. That was the reason Team USA added her to their provisional list a few months back. Ultimately, she did not make the Paris Olympics squad, causing an uproar amongst basketball fans. It is a sentiment that then pointed to the continuation of a narrative regarding WNBA players.

Now, the Indiana Fever superstar has broken her silence about the snub. Reporters lined up to interview her while she and her Indiana Fever team went about their practice. James Boyd of the Athletic and his compatriots had their sole focus on the snub. Clark responded with humility and vowed to root for the Paris Olympic team.

I'm excited for the girls that are on the team... And I know it could have gone either way, me being on the team or me not being on the team. I'm going to be rooting them on to win gold. I was a kid that grew up watching the Olympics, so it will be fun to watch them. Honestly, no disappointment. It just gives me something to work for, that's a dream... I think it's just a little more motivation. You remember that. Hopefully when four years comes back around, I can be there.
Caitlin Clark via James Boyd of The Athletic

The WNBA superstar just made it clear that she is happy for those who will go to the Paris Olympics. But the most important point she made was that she was not disappointed. She would rather use it as motivation to be on the team in 4 years. This means she is taking it gracefully and using it as motivation at the same time.

For Caitlin Clark, representing Team USA at the Olympics is an honor that she would have liked to achieve. Sooner or later, Clark will achieve her dream. But now, she will focus on resting her body after continuously playing basketball for nine months.

Caitlin Clark will use the time off to focus on getting her Indiana Fever team better

Most of the players selected for the Paris Olympics are from teams at the top of the conferences. Caitlin Clark and her Indiana Fever are the 2nd worst team in the WNBA. Therefore, none of her teammates got called for the Olympics either. That brings a major advantage to the team that was supposed to fight for a playoff spot.

Having the chance to rest is already a major advantage. In addition, the entire team has ample time to work on their chemistry and their game. Determining how to best utilize each other’s skills can significantly improve their overall game.

More importantly, it gives them time to study opponents and devise counterplans. All of this will only bode well in the long run. The Indiana Fever has long been one of the worst teams in the league. But with this forced break, they could start to unlock their true potential.

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