Chennedy Carter Refuses to Answer Questions After Caitlin Clark’s Body Check, But Indiana Fever Has the Last Laugh (WATCH)

Chennedy Carter declined to explain or answer questions about her hard body check on Caitlin Clark following the Indiana Fever’s WNBA win over the Chicago Sky on Saturday. Carter pushed Clark to the ground, with television replays apparently showing her shouting “you b***h” before knocking her down.

After the match, Carter insisted that she was not making fun of Clark, but she declined to discuss the incident further. It wasn’t immediately clear if Clark had provoked Carter in any way, but the Fever star wasn’t expecting Carter’s attack. Carter later refused to explain her actions at the post-match press conference. Carter has since faced massive backlash on social media.

Wrong and no answer

Chennedy Carter
Chennedy Carter refused to answer any questions about Caitlin Clark’s body check

“I’m not answering Caitlin Clark’s questions,” Carter said at the podium. ‘I don’t know what she said. I said nothing.’ It was not immediately clear if or how Clark had provoked Carter before the Fever star was knocked to the ground.

Clark had the last laugh, however, as her team earned a 71-70 victory, marking their first home victory of the season. With 15 seconds left in the third quarter, Clark shared her reaction with ESPN immediately after time expired.

“That’s just not a basketball game, but I have to play through it, that’s what basketball at this level is about,” she said.

The incident caused a stir on social media, with USWNT football legend Carli Lloyd criticizing Carter and calling her jealous. In response to Taylor Twellman, another former American footballer, who shared the video with the caption: “Why?! I don’t get it,” Lloyd wrote: “What you call rent-free living. Jealousy at its finest.”

Although Clark’s broader claims were in question, Carter appeared fortunate to avoid a harsher sentence.

Appropriate answer

Before the game, Clark, the No. 1 pick in this year’s WNBA Draft, said players repeatedly got away with fouls against her.

Caitlin Clark
Caitlin Clark witnessed an unexpected body check on the ground by Chennedy Carter

Although Clark’s broader claims were in question, Carter appeared fortunate to avoid a harsher sentence.

Midway through the week after her 30-point game in the loss to the Los Angeles Sparks, Clark said, “I think everyone is physical against me. They get away with things that other people probably can’t get away with. It’s hard.”

Saturday’s match marked the first time Clark faced her college rival Angel Reese, who was the seventh pick in the WNBA Draft and selected by Chicago.

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