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Angel Reese and Chennedy Carter, who both initially refused to speak to the media about Carter’s flagrant foul against WNBA star Caitlin Clark, joined together Monday afternoon to finally comment.

Unsurprisingly, Carter isn’t backing down.

Late in the third quarter of the Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday, Carter blindsided Clark with a hip-check as she was focused on an inbounds play, sending the Indiana Fever star to the floor.

Her Chicago Sky teammate Reese was seen cheering excitedly on the sidelines. Carter was charged with a foul which, after a league review, was upgraded to a Flagrant 1.

Reese, following the game, would be fined for not making herself available to the media. Carter meanwhile, told reporters, “I ain’t answering no Caitlin Clark questions.”

At a Sky practice on Monday, that finally changed.

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Chennedy Carter Has ‘No Regrets’ Over Dropping Caitlin Clark

Despite protests from Caitlin Clark and Indiana’s front office suggesting Chennedy Carter’s actions weren’t in the spirit of the WNBA, the Sky guard insisted that she was simply playing hard.

“I’m a competitor, and I’m going to compete no matter who you are, and no matter who’s in front of me. So that’s just what it was. Heat of the moment play. We’re getting at it. We’re getting back and forth. It’s basketball. It’s all hoops. After we finish the game, it’s all love,” she said.

“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. No, I don’t have any regrets.”

‘It’s all love’ is an odd comment from somebody who spent the past two days on social media ‘liking’ comments that Clark’s teammates didn’t defend her and then suggesting the rookie sensation doesn’t bring anything to the table except three-point shooting.

Clark easily bests Carter and Reese in points and assists per game, and tops Carter in rebounds and steals.

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Carter Has A History Of Trouble

At the same press conference, Reese told reporters that she supports Chennedy Carter and suggested the flagrant foul against Caitlin Clark was just tough basketball.

“Me and Chennedy are super competitive and just have that competitive edge,” she said. “I love my teammates, and I’m always going to have their backs.”

Indiana Fever general manager Lin Dunn disagrees, demanding the WNBA “clean up the crap” and accusing players of “targeting” Clark.

Carter has a bit of a history of being a volatile player with behavior issues. In her second season in the WNBA, she got into an argument with a teammate and reportedly challenged them to a fight. She was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team” and never returned to the club that drafted her.

While playing for the Los Angeles Sparks, Carter was likewise benched due to “poor conduct.”

It’d be interesting to know if she had any regrets about her behavior at the time.

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