Indiana Fever Coach Christie Sides Addresses Lack of Support for Caitlin Clark

Rookie sensation Caitlin Clark has faced a tough start to her professional career, raising questions about fairness and support. The former Iowa standout has encountered physical play from opponents, even as the Indiana Fever celebrates some victories.

Recently, head coach Christie Sides spoke out regarding the infamous incident in the game against the Chicago Sky. Clark was blindsided and knocked to the ground by a hit from behind. Adding insult to injury, Sky guard Chennedy Carter taunted the first-year player immediately after.

This altercation quickly spread across social media, generating a flood of reactions from fans, athletes, and sports enthusiasts. Many expressed the need for an “enforcer” to protect the 22-year-old Clark and ensure retaliation when necessary.

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Sides Defends Her Team’s Response

Sides stood by her entire team amid criticism for not responding when Clark was hit during the Chicago Sky game.

“You could see it in the game against Seattle. When Vivians and Caitlin got tangled up, our team stepped in to help… It was just one of those moments (on Saturday) where no one saw what happened,” Sides commented.

Despite the incident, the Indiana Fever edged out the Sky with a 71-70 victory. Clark remains at the top of the rookie rankings, averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 assists over 10 games. Fans are hopeful that moving forward, Clark will receive the necessary support from her teammates during crucial moments.

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