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Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark was asked by a reporter whether or not Chennedy Carter owes her an apology for the blindside flagrant foul heard ’round the world.

And she was a firm, “No.”

In what may be one of the most talked about fouls in basketball history, Carter blindsided Clark with a hip-check as she was focused on an inbounds play during a Commissioner’s Cup game last weekend. The blow sent her to the floor.

Carter was charged with a foul which, after a league review, was upgraded to a Flagrant 1. Her teammate Angel Reese cheered her wildly on the sidelines. The two later defended the foul, saying it was simply a product of playing hard.

Clark, speaking before a game against the Washington Mystics, said she does not expect an apology forthcoming from Carter.

“No. I mean, basketball’s competitive. I get it,” Clark said. “Sometimes your emotions get the best of you. Happened to me multiple times throughout the course of my career.”

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Caitlin Clark On Potential Apology: ‘No Grudges’

I mean, not sure what the reporter was expecting here.

There was a zero percent chance Caitlin Clark was going to demand an apology. It’s unlikely she’s interested in dragging this thing out any further and, quite frankly, pounding your fist on the podium and demanding an ‘I’m sorry’ would be pretty weak.

Instead, she took the high road and let Carter know she held no ill will toward her for the flagrant foul. She even praised her rival.

“People are competitive,” she said during the presser. “It is what it is, and she’s having a tremendous season. She’s played great basketball, in my eyes probably in first place for Sixth Player of the Year.”

“There’s no grudges. There’s nothing like that. It’s a sport. It’s competitive.” Carter said, “It’s not going to be nice all the time.”

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Caitlin Clark Lets Her Game Do The Talking

It’s also important to note that regardless of what Caitlin Clark had to say, an apology from Chennedy Carter was not going to be coming. She has repeatedly doubled down on her actions saying she has “no regrets” over what she did.

“I don’t have any regrets with anything. I’m going to compete and play 100% hard, no matter who it is – like I said – or who we’re playing,” she insisted. “No, I don’t have any regrets.”

Meanwhile, Clark let her game do most of the talking. After her comments to reporters, she went out and lit up the Capital One Arena with a 30-point, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steal performance to lift her team over the Mystics, 85-83.

She did that in front of one of the largest crowds in WNBA history. The Mystics, who normally play in a 4,200-seat arena, moved the game to the Capital One Arena and promptly sold out.

The 20,333 fans on hand represented the league’s largest attendance for a game since 2007, according to acrossthetimeline.com.

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