*The Entire Internet Is Roasting Diana Taurasi Following Caitlin Clark’s WNBA Debut

The Entire Internet Is Roasting Diana Taurasi Following Caitlin Clark’s WNBA Debut

Photo of Diana Taurasi screaming and photo of Caitlin Clark with her hands on her waist

Diana Taurasi and Caitlin Clark (Photos via Getty Images)
Caitlin Clark had Diana Taurasi catching strays after her sensational debut on Friday night.

The former Iowa Hawkeyes star suited up for the Indiana Fever for a preseason fixture against the Dallas Wings on the night. And she kicked things off with a trademark three, followed by four more.

Clark registered 21 points, leading all scorers, scoring 16 in the first half.

You can check out her debut highlights below:

As for Taurasi, the veteran superstar had warned that “reality” would be coming for Caitlin following her exploits in college.

 


“Look, SVP, reality is coming. There’s levels to this thing,” she told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt prior to the WNBA Draft. “That’s just life. We all went through it. You see it on the NBA side, and you’re going to see it on this side. You look superhuman playing against some 18 years olds but you’re going to come play with some grown women that have been playing professional basketball for a long time.

“Not saying that it’s not going to translate because when you’re great at you do you’re just going to get better, but there is going to be a transition period when you have to give some grace as a rookie. It make take a little bit longer for some people.”

Fans Went In On Diana Taurasi After Caitlin Clark Showed Out

It didn’t seem like there was much of a learning curve for Caitlin Clark on Friday night, as she scored 11 of her team’s first 19 points to finish the game with 21.

“It’s only one game, and it’s the preseason, but if this is how Caitlin Clark is going to perform as a pro, so much for Diana Taurasi’s notion that ‘reality is coming.’ Actually, I think it’s more accurate to say Paris is coming,” one fan wrote.

“Remember when Diana Taurasi tried to convince us logo 3s don’t go in against 25 year olds the way they do against 20 year olds???” another commented.

You can check some more reactions out here:

Of course, it’s still early days. But there aren’t many people out there expecting Caitlin Clark to struggle as a pro. All of them are just waiting for the Fever to play the Phoenix Mercury next month after watching Caitlin ball out on Friday

VIDEO: Angel Reese Used One Word To Describe Caitlin Clark Before Their Final College Matchup, And You Won’t Beleive What It Was

Angel Reese speaking to reportersAngel Reese (Photo via BlakeHornTV/Twitter)
Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark will forever be tied to each other due to their rivalry, which started in college when they both played for the LSU Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes.

Two superstars first hit the airwaves in a massive way during the playing of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

The rivalry began to build as we approached the Tigers’ game against the Hawkeyes in the NCAA Tournament National Championship game, which saw Reese and the LSU Tigers take down Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The following year, Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark would do battle one last time in the tournament, but this time, it would come in the Elite Eight.

Before that game, Reese described Clark as a “killer.”

“She’s just a killer,” Reese said, via Iowa insider Blake Hornstein. “… She’s just a really smart player. She has a great mentality to get everyone involved, but also takes great shots and makes great shots.”


Unlike the first matchup, Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes would exact their revenge with a 94-87 in that Elite Eight matchup. Clark had 41 points – including going 9-of-20 from three-point range – to go with 12 assists and seven rebounds, per ESPN.com.

Also in that game, Reese finished her college career with a 10th consecutive double-double in the NCAA tournament, tying the tournament record, with 17 points and 20 rebounds before fouling

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