Brittney Griner has reacted to the drama sweeping across the WNBA due to the fresh rookie class. 

While the likes of Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese have changed the landscape of women’s basketball just a few games into their professional careers, they aren’t very popular among some veteran players.

Clark, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s WNBA Draft, was already one of the biggest names in basketball as a college player. And her fame continues to spread despite the tough start to her stint with the Indiana Fever. Reese, while not as popular, isn’t far behind.

Griner is quite accustomed to stardom. She won a national title in 2012 before capturing a WNBA title two years into her professional career.

The veteran center is out with a toe injury and hasn’t played this season. While she hasn’t seen any action in 2024, Brittney Griner is proud of the impact of Clark, Reese, and other rookies on the WNBA and women’s sports in general.

“I think it’s amazing for women’s sports, with these rookies — I think it’s amazing,” she told TMZ.

Brittney Griner pointing
Brittney Griner (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

The Rookies Haven’t Gotten Off To The Best Start

Of course, the ride hasn’t been smooth for either of the aforementioned rooks. Clark is 2-9 to start the season and getting rough treatment from her counterparts.

Reese has gotten off to a better start with the Chicago Sky but has fielded some criticism recently after she was caught celebrating her teammate’s hard foul on Clark during their first game against each other over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the Sky and Fever are scheduled to play each other twice again this month.