LSU’s Angel Reese Tearfully Addresses Bullies – ‘I’ve Been Attacked, Sexualized, Criticized So Many Times’

by Grace Somes
Angel Reese || Image credit: @angelreese10

Pro basketball player LSU’s Angel Reese says she has received death threats and has been sexualized since her 2023 National Title Win.

On Monday, the Louisiana State University star forward spoke out about some of the online abuse and attacks she has received during her rise to stardom over the last year.

The college basketball star shed tears during a press conference on Monday night following the LSU Tigers’ 94-87 loss to Iowa’s Hawkeyes in the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight round.

As her senior season came to an end with a loss to Iowa on Monday, Reese addressed critics, claiming she had been sexualized and faced death threats.

“I just try to stay strong. I’ve been through so much. I’ve seen so much. I’ve been attacked so many times. Death threats, I’ve been sexualized, I’ve been threatened. I’ve been so many things and stood strong every single time.

“… I’m still human. All this has happened since I won the national championship, and I said the other day, I haven’t been happy since then,” she told reporters.

Angel Reese began her college basketball career at Maryland, gaining fame after transferring to LSU ahead of the 2022-23 season. That season, she led the Tigers to the national championship as a First-Team All-American, averaging 23.0 points and 15.4 rebounds per game.

Unfortunately, the critics got hold of her when she pointed to her ring finger and made the “you can’t see me” gesture toward Caitlin Clark at a national championship victory during the Hawkeyes game at the end of that season.

Since then, Angel Reese has been scrutinized with a fine-toothed comb under really unpleasant commentary.

This has left Reese with scars, and after Monday night’s Elite Eight loss to Iowa, Reese could only anticipate the vitriol that would undoubtedly follow.

“I don’t really get to stand up for myself. I mean, I have great teammates, a great support system, my hometown, and my family that stands up for me. I don’t really get to speak out on things just because I try to ignore them. I just try to stand strong,” she recalled.

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