Psst… Caitlin Clark is a Closet Minnesota Lynx Fan

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The Minnesota Lynx have a lot of fans scattered across the globe, and the newest No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft is reportedly one of them. According to the former Iowa basketball legend herself, Caitlin Clark grew up “loving the Minnesota Lynx.” Join the club, right?

Caitlin Clark: Huge Minnesota Lynx Fan

While Clark’s introductory press conference with the Indiana Fever basketball media featured plenty of talk about her future and her admiration for the team’s current and past stars, she also couldn’t help but reveal her passion for the Lynx.

“I grew up loving the Minnesota Lynx. I probably shouldn’t say that anymore. That was obviously the closest WNBA team from where I grew up. Minneapolis was four hours from my house and obviously they had a dynasty there that was obviously really easy to cheer for.”

Caitlin Clark on being a Minnesota Lynx fan

With four WNBA Championships to their name, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Clark was drawn to the Lynx at an early age.

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Clark has also highlighted her respect for former Lynx legend Maya Moore, whom she gave a shoutout to during her recent appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Here’s Clark getting a chance to meet her childhood idol back in March.

She’s never been shy about being a big fan of Moore’s throughout her childhood, even witnessing when her new team, the Fever, defeated the Lynx in the 2012 WNBA Finals. While she was only 10 years old at the time, it’s clear the Lynx left a lasting impact on the basketball icon.

Clark will get her first chance to go toe-to-toe with her former favorite team on July 14, when the Fever visit Minnesota to battle the Lynx on ESPN. Clark will play Minnesota two more times during the 2024 WNBA season.

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