Caitlin Clark Loved Pat McAfee’s Perfect Gift Welcoming Her to Indianapolis

McAfee provided Clark with a very on-brand gift to welcome her to the city.
April 17, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Fever player Caitlin Clark, former Iowa Hawkeye
April 17, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Fever player Caitlin Clark, former Iowa Hawkeye / Indianapolis Star-USA TODAY NETW

ESPN's Pat McAfee had new Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark on his show on Wednesday afternoon, and provided Clark with a welcome gift to the city of Indianapolis.

McAfee expressed his excitement of Clark becoming a professional athlete in Indianapolis, and pulled a customized No. 22 Indianapolis Colts jersey out of a bag to give to the Fever rookie. This came shortly after Clark gifted McAfee with a new No. 22 Clark Fever jersey.

"A two-two jersey? Let's go!" Clark exclaimed.

Clark's arrival in the WNBA is one of the most anticipated in the history of league. The Fever will have 36 of their 40 regular season games nationally televised. The franchise announced a spike in ticket sales over the last week, thanks to the anticipated selection of Clark with the No. 1 pick.

Now that Clark is officially a member of the Fever, the countdown to the WNBA season is on. The regular season tips off on May 14.


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