LeBron James Had Fired-Up Message for Caitlin Clark Haters During Iowa-South Carolina National Title Game

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Caitlin Clark had the King bowing down to her during Sunday’s NCAA title game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Clark dropped 18 points in the first quarter, setting a record for the most points in a quarter by a single player in championship game history. 

Amid Clark’s red-hot start, Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James posted his support for the senior guard on Twitter.

James wrote, “If you don’t rock with Caitlin Clark game you’re just a FLAT OUT HATER!!!!! Stay far away from them people!! PLEASE”

Last week, the Lakers star spoke glowingly of Clark and called her an “icon” who has undeniably elevated the women’s game.

Clark, the NCAA's all-time leading scorer and back-to-back AP Player of the Year, has led Iowa to back-to-back national championship games.

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Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.