‘You’re Just Flat Out Hater’: LeBron James Calls Out Caitlin Clark Critics Before NCAA Final

Caitlin Clark has been a subject to criticism off late but LeBron James was having none of it and called out the haters and critics in his latest post on X.

Updated on Apr 08, 2024  |  09:27 AM IST |  63.6K
Lebron James and Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark is loved by many but not by all, as the NCAA top scorer has been constantly criticized by a certain section of the fanbase or even the former players. However, she has LeBron James by her side, and the King didn’t take much time to come to her defense.

LeBron was supporting the IOWA superstar as her championship game went on against South Carolina.

Caitlin Clark and LeBron James

What did LeBron James say?

“If you don’t rock with Caitlin Clark game, you’re just a FLAT OUT HATER!!!!!” James wrote in a post on X. “Stay far away from them people!! PLEASE.”

South Carolina defeated Clark and Iowa, 87-75, to win its third national championship since 2017. However, James' post came after remarks made by Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi.

What did Taurasi say?

Taurasi was very vocal about what she thinks about Clark and Kamila Cardoso on SportsCenter. Both players are entering the draft. Taurasi said, “Reality is coming; there’s levels to this thing. And that’s just life; we all went through it. You look superhuman playing against some 18-year-olds, but you’re going to come [play] with some grown women that have been playing professional basketball for a long time. I'm not saying it’s not going to translate, because when you’re great at what you do, you’re just going to get better. But there is going to be a transition period where you’re going to have to give yourself some grace as a rookie.”



What did Breanna Stewart say?

Stewart talked about how Clark needed a title in college to be considered an all-time great.

Stewart stated, “Yeah, she does (need a championship); I think so. Because then you’re gonna look 10 years back and you’re gonna see all the records she’s broken and the points and stuff like that, but anybody knows, your goal when you play college basketball is to win a national championship, so you need one.”

Breanna Stewart

Clark’s performance in the final

Clark continued her superb form in the final but that wasn’t enough, as Iowa couldn’t get past South Carolina. Clark scored 30 points and hit five 3-pointers.

ALSO READ: Luka Doncic Hails Caitlin Clark As Women’s Stephen Curry After She Drops 41-Points Against LSU in NCAA Tournament

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