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Published Time: 26.05.2024 - 18:05:25 Modified Time: 26.05.2024 - 18:05:25

Thomas was called for the first flagrant foul 2 of her career and was ejected. Following the game, Reese said she doesn't think she's being treated differently on the floor because she's a rookie — it's all basketball. Alyssa Thomas


Thomas was called for the first flagrant foul 2 of her career and was ejected. Following the game, Reese said she doesn't think she's being treated differently on the floor because she's a rookie — it's all basketball.

“It’s not just because I’m a rookie. I’m a player. I’m a basketball player," Reese said via The Athletic. "They don’t give a damn if I’m a rookie. I mean, I want them to come at me every day. I want them to come at everybody."

Reese reinforced that she believes she's just another basketball player and shouldn't be treated any differently than anyone else on the floor.

What could have made this situation awkward was that before the game, Reese had spoken how much she admired Thomas, who attended Maryland just like she did. But Reese later said she didn't think Thomas fouled her like that on purpose, and her opinion of the longtime WNBA star hadn't changed.

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