Generating as much reaction as her feats on the court, however, was the backlash that surrounded her gesturing toward Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark in the game’s closing minutes. Reese pointed to her ring finger as the championship wound to its conclusion, and mocked Clark’s trademark celebration — a twist on WWE legend John Cena’s familiar “you can’t see me.”
Addressing her critics directly postgame, Reese pointed out the difference between reactions to her poking fun at Clark and Clark poking fun at her previous opponents.
Later, Reese added one final comment via Twitter.
Taken together, the back-and-forth between Reese and Clark contributed to one of the most memorable matchups in women’s basketball history.