Angel Reese is one of the best players in women’s college basketball. Reese is a NIL superstar, affectionately known as “The Bayou Barbie,” a reference to her penchant for all things pink and girly.
She recently signed a contract with Reebok, the company that used to house former LSU basketball player Shaquille O’Neal. Reese is good friends with her teammate Flau’jae Johnson, but their mothers are beefing over something. Flau’jae’s mother recently revealed Angel’s shocking GPA.
Did Angel Reese get suspended?
The All-American double-double queen Angel Reese, who guided LSU to its first women’s basketball title in March, hasn’t had the best start to the 2023–24 campaign. After just four games into the season, Reese was benched and missed the entire game on Friday, Nov. 17, as No. 5 LSU defeated Southeastern Louisiana 73-50. Numerous questions arose about Reese playing on Monday night; however, she missed her second straight game instead.
“Angel was not in uniform. She is a part of this basketball team,” LSU coach Kim Mulkey said after the Tigers’ 106-47 win over Texas Southern on Monday night. “We hope she’s back with the team soon. I’m not going to answer any more than that,” said Mulkey. “Sometimes you want to know more than you’re entitled to know. I’m going to protect my players,” Mulkey added.
It all began on November 6 when Colorado humiliated LSU, the nation’s top-ranked team heading into the season, in the team’s opening game. The game wasn’t as close as the final score suggests, as the Tigers lost 92-78. Reese finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds, but she only made 6 of 15 field goals and missed numerous close shots. She was obviously frustrated the entire time.
Three games later, on November 14, Reese was benched by LSU coach Kim Mulkey during the Tigers’ 109-79 victory over Kent State in the second half. Reese scored 11 points in just 13 minutes of action that evening. Mulkey provided minimal explanation following the game, stating that the decision to bench Reese in the second half was made by the coach.
Reese responds to speculations
Throughout the whole ordeal, Reese has remained silent to the media. She left a mysterious message on the social media site X, which was formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday. It said, simply, “please don’t believe everything you read.”
Reese last updated her Instagram grid on October 24. However, she uploaded a video of Colorado coach Deion Sanders to her Instagram stories late on Sunday night. In the video, Sanders says, “Look at me. What about me would make you think that I care about your opinion of me? Your opinion of me is not the opinion that I have of myself. You ain’t make me, so you can’t break me. You didn’t build me, so you can’t kill me.”
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