It would take a lot to impress someone like LeBron James, as he is arguably the greatest player ever. The Los Angeles Lakers forward have been making a statement since 2003 and have achieved many records along the way. Bron is idolized by millions around the world, including male and female athletes who are on the rise at the moment. Turns out, LeBron James has his eyes set on someone very special, Angel Reese.
Last night, an epic showdown took place at the American Airlines Center between the Iowa Hawkeyes and LSU Tigers. Caitlin Clark of the Hawkeyes brought a lot of hype around the finals matchup of the NCAA, especially due to her historical battles. Turns out she met her match against Angel Reese of the Tigers. LSU toppled the Hawkeyes 102-85 impressively.
The Tigers shot the ball far better than the Hawkeyes and out rebounded them as well. Clark had an impressive 30-point game but it wasn’t enough to outrun the Tigers’ offense. As LSU inched closer to the NCAA title, Angel Reese gestured the infamous “You can’t see me” move to Clark. LeBron James thought of it as a very savage move by the young gun. James had a series of retweets as well.
Zero problem with Angel Reese, Caitlin Clarke or anyone as good as they are talking junk, because they back it up on the court. Some of y’all always have exceptions to your “rules” about “sportsmanship.”
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) April 2, 2023
If you praised Caitlin Clark as competitive, fiery, and passionate for doing the “You can’t See me” celebration and are criticizing Angel Reese for the same we already know!!
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) April 2, 2023
If it wasn’t “classless” when Caitlin Clark did it, don’t call it classless when Angel Reese does it. Let the women compete, it’s sports!! pic.twitter.com/lJpS1NId68
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 2, 2023
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣!!!!! Ayyyeee We A Set This 🗣️ Off! https://t.co/W78kUKCYv3
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 3, 2023
LeBron James was certainly very happy about LSU winning the trophy. Unfortunately for Caitlin Clark, this was probably one of her last shots at winning the NCAA title. Despite the upset, her greatness has already reached levels unimaginable. There is still a lot of game left in her to earn her shot at redemption.
The origin behind the savage Angel Reese moment
There was a huge reason behind Angel Reese’s iconic moment against Caitlin Clark. Both players were very competitive coming up to that point. Before the NCAA finals, Clark went viral with her consistent, power-packed performances. Ever since high school, the Iowa native has dominated offensively, eventually earning her comparisons to Stephen Curry and a few other legends of the game.
During the Louisville vs Iowa matchup, Caitlin savagely gestured the same move as the Hawkeyes closed out the game. And to everyone’s surprise, the legendary WWE icon himself, John Cena, reacted to Clark’s gesture. He tweeted, “Even if they could see you…they couldn’t guard you!” Cena was right on so many different levels.
Even if they could see you…they couldn’t guard you!
— John Cena (@JohnCena) March 28, 2023
However, Angel Reese had her moment during the finals after the Tigers cut the Hawkeyes’ title run short by a mile. The Tigers were also a slight underdog coming into this matchup, especially due to Clark’s emergence. However, win or lose, both women have proven how powerful and valuable they are as basketball professionals.