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Sheryl Swoopes reveals she reached out to Caitlin Clark to apologize for prior remarks

One of women’s basketball’s legends reached out to Caitlin Clark to apologize for inaccurate prior remarks.

Sheryl Swoopes joined the Baylor-Texas Tech broadcast on Sunday and said LSU‘s Angel Reese helped her reach out to Clark and apologize for her comments about Clark and the all-time NCAA women’s basketball scoring record.

“A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to Angel and had a really good conversation with Angel over the phone and sent a message to Caitlin. She responded. She and I went back and forth. I won’t share what she said, I’ll leave that to her if she wants to share. But I will say, what I said to her was, ‘I made a mistake in saying it was your fifth year when it is your fourth.’

“I have nothing but respect for what she has done for the game. If she wants to share what her response was and how that conversation went, I’ll leave that to her. But it was a really good conversation,” Swoopes said.

Earlier this month, the four-time WNBA champion and three-time WNBA MVP set social media aflame when she downplayed Clark approaching the all-time women’s college basketball scoring record.

Swoopes said on former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas’ podcast, Gil’s Arena, that Clark couldn’t truly lay claim to the record since she wouldn’t have accomplished the feat in the same time span that record holder Kelsey Plum did.

“If you’re going to break a record, to me, if it’s legitimate, you have to break that record in the same amount of time that that player set it. Right. So, if Kelsey Plum set that record in four years, well, Caitlin should have broken that record in four years,” Swoopes said. “But because there’s a COVID year, and then there’s another year, you know what I mean? She’s already had an extra year to break that record. So is it truly a broken record?”

With her apology to Clark, this brings to an end what was an embarrassing chapter initially for Swoopes, but one that seems to have the proper ending from the former national champion with Texas Tech.

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