Caitlin Clark’s Blunt Response On Playing For Another Country In Olympics

On Friday night, Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever went up against the Atlanta Dream. Both teams are tied in the WNBA standings with six wins, but the Dream hold the advantage with three fewer losses.

Clark, the former Iowa Hawkeyes standout, was notably excluded from the Team USA women's basketball roster for the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris, France. Many expected her to make the team because of her talent and the fact that she would drive viewership, as she has for the WNBA. Ultimately, Team USA favored WNBA veterans with more experience over Clark.

Before Friday's game, Clark was asked about playing in the Olympics for Italy. Clark gave a blunt response.

caitlin clark’s blunt response on playing for another country in olympics

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark at Grainbridge Fieldhouse on June 1, 2024. INDIANAPOLIS STAR-USA TODAY Sports

"I have Italian heritage, but I don't know about all that," Clark said.

As Clark mentioned, she is of Italian descent, so if she were to play for another country, it would likely be Italy. But she doesn't seem interested in going that route.

The Olympics will start near the end of July. During that time, the WNBA will take a monthlong hiatus as its best players will be overseas competing for gold.

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