If you are a fan of college basketball, you probably witnessed one of the most thrilling games of the season when LSU defeated Iowa 102-85 to win the NCAA Women’s Tournament for the first time in the school’s history. The game featured two of the best players in the country, LSU’s Angel Reese and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, who both put on a show with their scoring and competitiveness.
However, not everyone appreciated the intensity and passion that Reese displayed during the game. In fact, one person who was very vocal about his disdain for Reese was none other than Dave Portnoy, the president of Barstool Sports. Portnoy took to Twitter to call Reese a “classless piece of s***” for taunting Clark with a “you can’t see me” gesture in her face during the fourth quarter.
Portnoy’s tweet sparked a lot of backlash from fans and media members who accused him of being racist, sexist and hypocritical for criticizing a 20-year-old Black woman for being competitive during a basketball game. However, he doubled down on his words in a follow tweet saying “For all the dummies out there who don’t understand why Angel Reese is classless it’s because she taunted Clark with 10 seconds left in the game that was long over. Talking s*** in the moment is one thing. Doing it when she did was classless, and that’s why it’s trending”. His double down comment made no sense, because taunting is a normal part of sports, especially when a team is up by a lot.
Angel Reese Explained Why She Did the “You Cant’ See Me” Taunt to Caitlin Clark
Dave Portnoy disrespecting Reese is strange, because it ignores the fact the Caitlin Clark was disrespecting people on the court as well through the tournament, but she got praised for it. In fact after the game Angel Reese confirmed that she taunted Clark with the “You can’t see me” gesture to get revenge for her allegedly disrespecting Alexis Morris. She claimed she was just giving Clark a “taste of her own medicine” word to Patrick Beverley.
Interestingly Alexis Morris called out Caitlin Clark after the game as well telling her “put respect on my name”.
Will Gillie Da Kid and Wallo Respond to Dave Portnoy Calling Angel Reese a “Piece of S**t”?
Two people that many fans are expecting to hear from on this matter is Gillie Da Kid and Wallo, the hosts of the popular podcast “Million Dollaz Worth of Game”, which is run by Barstool Sports. They are two influential voices in the hip-hop community who have built a loyal fan base with their entertaining and insightful conversations with some of the biggest stars in the game. They are also known for giving back to their hometown of Philadelphia, and other communities through their Barstool Difference initiative.
However, as of now, Gillie Da Kid and Wallo have not addressed Portnoy’s comments about Reese on their podcast, or on social media. This has led some fans to wonder if they are afraid to speak up against their boss, or if they agree with his views. Some fans have even suggested that Gillie Da Kid and Wallo should leave Barstool Sports, and find another platform that respects their values and integrity.
Many believe that Gillie Da Kid and Wallo have a responsibility to address Portnoy’s comments about Reese on their podcast, and to make it clear where they stand on this issue. The general consensus is that they should not let their loyalty to Barstool Sports or their business interests interfere with their moral principles and their respect for women, especially Black women, who face so much discrimination in society. They should also use their platform to educate their listeners about why Portnoy’s comments were wrong and harmful, and why Reese deserves praise and admiration for her performance and her character.
Gillie Da Kid and Wallo have an opportunity to show their fans that they are not afraid to speak truth to power and that they are not complicit in Portnoy’s behavior. They have an opportunity to show their fans that they are more than just entertainers, but also leaders and role models who care about social justice and human dignity. They have an opportunity to show their fans that they have Million Dollaz Worth of Game, but also Million Dollaz Worth of Respect.