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Pourover: If I may, a note on the discourse around Caitlin Clark and the WNBA

For even the most casual of sports fans, the rise and stardom of rookie Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark has been something to behold.

Women’s basketball at both the college level, and the WNBA had been on a steady rise already. Women’s basketball players were becoming more marketable and more notable, several have their own signature shoe with All Star A’ja Wilson being added to the list recently. She joined Sabrina Ionescu and Breanna Stewart, as well as the annointed Clark whose line has yet to be announced.

With the growing popularity, the WNBA didn’t need Caitlin Clark.