Angel Reese Surprises the WNBA Legend Sheryl Swoopes With a Special Goodie

Published 02/21/2024, 12:46 AM EST

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Angel Reese is getting along just fine with Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes. The names of the two, moreover, have continuously shared the spotlight for one reason or another. After being a peacemaker between Sheryl Swoopes and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese has yet again turned towards the iconic baller.

This time, she has gifted Swoopes a t-shirt with an interesting caption. Here is what exactly went down between the two.

Angel Reese is an unapologetic Sheryl Swoopes fan


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Last year’s NCAA Finals MVP catches attention once again by extending a sweet gesture towards Sheryl Swoopes. Angel Reese shared a story on her personal Instagram account, displaying affection and gifting a t-shirt to Swoopes. The post, which was shared by Overtime WBB on their official Instagram account, was captioned, “This was so sweet of her to give respect to a LEGEND!” It entailed multiple slides of the two athletes together, as they shared a hug. The t-shirt presented read, “Be a Sheryl,” with Reese also sporting a hoodie with the same text.

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Following LSU’s win over Texas A&M, Angel Reese presented the three-time Olympic gold medalist with her gift. However, this was not just any apparel. It was a special piece of merch. According to the website Zerelam which sells this tee, “It’s not just a shirt, it’s a statement – a statement that says you’re inspired by the best, and you’re not afraid to show it.” Undeniably, Angel Reese has all the patience and perseverance that Sheryl Swoopes stood for.


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Without a doubt, Reese seems to be making friends along her basketball journey. Even if we look at the most recent times when Angel Reese has gained traction on socials, it was either for achieving something like her 50th double-double at LSU or for supporting someone. It does not matter if the person is a court-enemy, teammate, a legend, or an off-court fan, the 2023 NCAA champion has stood up for anyone and everyone. This even includes Caitlin Clark, who is tagged as Angel’s arch-enemy.


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The radiating No. 10 on the LSU roster keeps shining with her on-court and off-court expressions. Clearly, she is not afraid of showing who she is; an extremely loveable and powerful fighter. Did you love Angel’s gesture toward Sheryl Swoopes? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Shahryar Fazal


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Shahryar Fazal is a senior NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His specialisation lies in his scrupulous Live Coverage of the events like NCAA and WNBA tournaments. A former sportsman himself, Shahryar used to contribute stories for publishing houses like TOI before taking up American sports as his field of interest.
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Edited by:

Jayant Chhabra