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“She Better Be on the Olympic Team” – Former Woman’s Basketball Great Lisa Leslie on Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark Must Go

Former US Women’s Basketball great Lisa Leslie believes that Caitlin Clark should definitely be on the USA women’s basketball team in the Paris Olympics this summer. 

Lisa Leslie says it all.

Caitlin Clark may not be in the WNBA yet, but three-time league MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie already believes the former Iowa guard is ready for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“She better be on the Olympic team,” Leslie said, per ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “We should not leave the country without her. She’s a bona fide baller. There’s no doubt she’s already one of the best players in the world.”

Leslie won gold medals with Team USA in four straight Olympics between 1996 to 2008.

She played from 1997 to 2009 for the Los Angeles Sparks, whom she led to back-to-back WNBA championships in 2001 and 2002.

Now Leslie is expecting Clark, who played her final game for Iowa on April 7 during the Hawkeyes’ NCAA championship game loss to South Carolina, to find similar professional success.

Clark finished her career as college basketball’s all-time leading scorer with 3,951 points, while her 1,144 assists rank second in women’s college basketball history.

Nobody was watching women’s basketball until Clark came along.  Sure the US women were great but Clark took them to a new dimension breaking records in unforgettable fashion and bring spectators to the sport.

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