November 20, 2023
The LSU women’s basketball team is currently facing off-court drama as the absence of Angel Reese raises eyebrows and sparks controversy.
The LSU women’s basketball team is currently facing off-court drama as the absence of Angel Reese has raised eyebrows and sparked controversy both on and off the court, according to HotNewHipHop. Recent online exchanges between the parents of Angel Reese and Flau’jae Johnson on Nov. 18 have added fuel to the fire as the LSU Tigers navigate a tumultuous period.
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The saga turned online when a post targeting Reese’s academic performance surfaced, allegedly igniting drama between the parents.
“You definitely know about grammar errors when your daughter got a 2.0 or less GPA,” the post aimed at Reese declared, adding a layer of personal tension to the already fraught situation.
LSU Tiger alums Alexis Morris and Jasmine Carson joined the fray, expressing their concerns about the team’s dynamics. Morris voiced her apprehension, stating, “The team better not be falling apart without her,” and alluding to feeling targeted herself. Carson issued a cryptic warning, stating, Y’all better hope I don’t say nothing,” leaving room for speculation about undisclosed issues within the team.
The controversy unfolded during LSU’s road trip to Southeastern Louisiana, where Reese was conspicuously absent from the lineup. Head coach Kim Mulkey remained tight-lipped despite questions about Reese’s whereabouts, refusing to provide details about Reese’s absence.
The Tigers secured a 73-50 victory over Southeastern Louisiana, ranked No. 168 in the latest NET rankings. Johnson delivered an impressive performance off the bench, notching a double-double with a game-high 17 points.
The defending national champions have had a rocky start to the season, losing their opener to then-No. 20 Colorado. Although they have rebounded with wins against Queens, Mississippi Valley State, Kent State, and Southeastern Louisiana, internal strife appears to be taking a toll on the team’s cohesion.
Mulkey’s decision to bench Reese for the entire second half against Kent State labeled a “coach’s decision,” raised eyebrows. Reese was notably absent from the team sheet days later, and Mulkey’s brief comments provided little clarity. “Angel was not in uniform. Angel is a part of this basketball team, and we hope to see her sooner than later,” Mulkey stated cryptically.
As the Tigers gear up for a six-game homestand, including a matchup against No. 9 Virginia Tech, questions linger about Reese’s future in the lineup.
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November 20, 2023