Angel Reese Sends Cryptic Message After WNBA Debut for Chicago Sky


Getty Angel Reese officially made her WNBA debut in the preseason for the Chicago Sky.

As new stars like Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark enter the WNBA, there continues to be a discussion about upgrading the overall experience of athletes in the league. Less than 24 hours after her WNBA debut with the Chicago Sky, Reese reposted an old 2021 message on X from her teammate Brianna Turner.

The veteran forward discussed player safety and suggested some fans cross the line by hanging around the team hotel. Here was Turner’s original message posted on X on September 27, 2021.

“Fans shouldn’t be able to hang out in our hotel lobby all morning/ night to wait for us to sign things,” Turner said at the time. “Also fans waiting at baggage claim/ check-in at airports that don’t even have flights 🤯 [Of course] I appreciate people that support the W, but sometimes I feel like a line is crossed.”

Reese appears to have thoughts on the topic but admitted she felt like she “can’t say” what is on her mind regarding the issue. The newest Sky star co-signed Turner’s old message with a brief note of her own.

“One thing I count on is for Breezy to say the things I want to say that I can’t say😭 WWWWWW TEAMMATE! 😭💖,” Reese said on May 4,2024 as she reposted Turner’s message.

WNBA News: Angel Reese & Brianna Turner Are Speaking Out Against Fans Hanging Out at Team Hotels

As we see increased interest in the WNBA, the league will likely need to continue exploring some of these issues raised by the players. Turner responded to Reese’s message by noting her previous words are “still relevant years later.”

In particular, it appears the players are referencing adults who are waiting for autographs. These items often end up for sale on the secondary market.

“Still relevant years later 🫠 I’m not speaking on children, but if it’s adults, especially resellers of trading cards/ pictures/ etc just come to a game instead to get your memorabilia signed,” Turner remarked in a May 4 message on X.

Ahead of her preseason debut, Clark was spotted in a Dallas airport with a security presence. This will likely continue to be a topic of discussion with the increased star power added to the W with the likes of Clark, Reese and Kamilla Cardoso.

Angel Reese Nearly Had a Double-Double in Her WNBA Debut

Some of the WNBA star rookies made their preseason debut on Friday, May 3. Reese nearly had a double-double posting 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals in the team’s 11-point loss to the Minnesota Lynx.

Clark lost in her debut as well but also had an impressive individual performance. The Indiana Fever guard dropped 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in her first preseason game. The Fever lost to the Dallas Wings in heartbreaking fashion as guard Arike Ogunbowale hit a game-winning three.

Reese and the Sky have one more preseason game remaining against the New York Liberty on May 7. The former LSU star is expected to make her regular-season WNBA debut on May 15 as the Sky take on the Wings.