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Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese once again slinked away from the media, repeatedly answering one reporter’s questions with “short and sweet” responses and accusing the press of manipulating her comments.

The awkward exchange took place with a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Her response is eminently peculiar considering the reporter, Steve Greenberg, simply wanted to talk to her about “life” and “being 22”.

Not to mention, Greenberg preempted his column with the premise that he wanted to talk about neutral topics because critics of Reese all too often have come “out from under their rocks to sling vile and abusive insults and epithets — many of them straight-up racist.”

So you have a friendly reporter operating under a supposition that ‘Reese’s critics are bad’ and yet the WNBA player still gets combative.

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Angel Reese Slams Media

Despite the reporter indicating he wanted a light interview with Reese, he quickly realized that “one- or two-word answers were the order of the day.”

After he inquired as to why that was the case, Reese replied, “I know how y’all like to twist my words, so I’m just keeping it short and sweet.”

Well, at least that answer was more than two words.

Greenberg assured Angel Reese that as an upstanding member of the media, he had no interest in twisting her words but she wasn’t about to capitulate.

‘‘I can’t trust any of y’all,’’ she fired back. ‘‘So I’m just letting you know — short and sweet.’’

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Likes Attention, Until She Doesn’t

This isn’t the first time Angel Reese has failed to dance with the media, even despite her repeated attempts to draw attention to herself as a key component to the league’s success while flaunting her role as the ‘villain’ in her rivalry with Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark.

She and the Sky both were levied with fines for failing to address the media after a game in which teammate Chennedy Carter delivered a flagrant foul to Clark while Reese cheered wildly on the sideline.

She’s also demanded that the media recognize her importance to the WNBA.

“I know I’ll go down in history. I’ll look back in 20 years and be like: ‘Yeah, the reason why we’re watching women’s basketball isn’t just because of one person. It’s because of me, too,’” she said.

“And I want you to realize that.”

Angel Reese semi-boycotting the media – or at least this reporter – comes just days after Clark received heat for daring to suggest she’d rather concentrate on basketball than deal with outside narratives by that same media.

Connecticut Sun guard DiJonai Carrington was particularly critical of Clark for not playing politics at the time.

“We all have a platform. We all have a voice [and] they all hold weight. Silence is a luxury,” she wrote.

The media pressured Clark into eventually issuing a different statement on the matter. Now, by contrast, Reese can enjoy the silence, the one or two-word responses. The luxury.

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