Caitlin Clark came into the league with all smiles. She was the No. 1 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft and arguably holds the title as the most popular women's basketball player in the world. 

Clark was tasked with bringing the Indiana Fever back to the top of the WNBA, with the franchise dealing with consistent losing seasons over the last decade. The Fever are 3-10 through Clark's start of her professional career, and while it's clear that Clark is a young star, there are also a few things that have been highlighted in her first year. 

The rookie out of Iowa has dealt with constant physical altercations with players like Chennedy Carter and DiJonai Carrington. She's been hit and bruised, and it looks like a personal attack at times. 

WNBA fans reacted to her recent interaction with Carrington, mentioning that these players around the league are "jealous." Their behavior toward Clark may stem from jealousy, but it's important for everyone to know that Clark and other rookies from the 2024 class have brought immense viewership to the league. 

Clark has produced games with over 2 million viewers and has also averaged hundreds of thousands of viewers in each game she's played. The rookie has been showing out on the court as well, leading her team with 16.3 points, 6.0 assists, and 1.5 steals. 

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2024-06-12T20:15:25Z dg43tfdfdgfd