Sky’s Chennedy Carter Confronted After Clark Incident

( – A supposed fan attempted to confront WNBA player Chennedy Carter following the incident involving her flagrant foul of league newcomer Caitlyn Clark of the Indiana Fever.

Carter, who plays as a guard for the Chicago Sky, was at a hotel with her teammates when the incident occurred. Fortunately, the team’s security detail was able to intervene immediately and de-escalate the situation. No police intervention was required.

Jeff Pagliocca, the Sky’s general manager, said that the man, who also had a camera with him, attempted to talk to Carter as the team were offloading their bags from their bus.

“It was over as fast as it started,” Pagliocca related.

Sky rookie Angel Resse, a rival of Clarks from their college days, also weighed in on the

“incident, calling it “NASTY WORK [sic]”.

The [harassment] needs to STOP. [sic]” she said in a tweet on Twitter / X.

“Getting harassed at our hotel is where the line needs to be drawn,” Chennedy and Resse’s teammate Michaela Onyenwere said.

While some have speculated that the man was a “fan”, others have pointed out that the man could have been paparazzi, who are known to harass and follow personalities, more often than not in a confrontational manner, in a bid to get good shots they can sell to news outlets.

“That’s normal media coverage tho [sic]… this does come with the territory,” one commenter said, responding to Reese’s post.

A video from the alleged harasser was also posted on social media. The video shows a large “centralpaparazzi” watermark on it, and shows the man several feet away from Carter while asking the question, “Miss Carter, have you had the chance to reach out to Caitlin [Clark]?” before a security escort waves him away from the player and attempts to block his camera.

For her part, Caitlin Clark seems to want to move on from the incident, no apology from Carter is needed, and dismissed the flagrant foul as just part of the game.

“Basketball’s competitive. I get it,” she said.

The WNBA’s popularity has exploded this season, with the league’s games averaging 1.3 million viewers per game, compared to last season’s meager average of 462,000 viewers a game. Many attribute the WNBA’s boost in popularity this season to Clark, who brought with her the immense popularity she enjoyed during her NCAA days playing for the Iowa University Hawkeyes.

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