The controversy surrounding LSU women’s basketball star Angel Reese over the past week has hit «Saturday Night Live» and the «Weekend Update» desk.
Reese became the center of attention when her celebratory gestures were directed at Iowa’s Caitlin Clark during the Tigers’ national championship win. The most outstanding player in the women’s tournament later laughed off a request from first lady Jill Biden, who suggested that LSU and Iowa celebrate at the White House.
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Reese suggested that the team visit former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Comedian Punkie Johnson played the role of Reese during her segment with Michael Che on «Weekend Update.» Johnson slid into her frame pointing her finger at her and doing the «You can’t see me» taunt like Reese did in the final seconds of the game.
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«Yes, I made people very angry. First, they were angry that I was making fun of me, but all I did was this [performs the taunt]. You would have thought I took my nipple out and showed it on national TV. Then they got angry because I didn’t want to go to the White House, but Che, they also invited Iowa.»
When Che replied, «But they lost,» Johnson said, «Exactly.»
«In the history of sports, when you lose, you take home. But then the white girls lose, and suddenly it’s All Teams Matter,» Johnson added.
Johnson then mocked the name, likeness and likeness agreements NCAA players receive.
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Reese is about to enter her fourth year at the university. On3 Sports says that Reese has an NIL valuation of $867,000.