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“NBA Post Michael Jordan”: JJ Redick Compares Caitlin Clark to Legendary Athletes, Deems Her Beneficial for the WNBA
2024/04/17

**The Dawn of a New Era in Women's Basketball**

The Indiana Fever selected Caitlin Clark as their #1 overall pick yesterday in what was probably the most anticipated Draft in WNBA history. JJ Redick went live on his YouTube Channel right after the conclusion of the first round of the Draft to reveal his thoughts on what he deemed to be a historic moment for basketball. The former NBA star tried to record the impact that Clark’s superstardom has induced on Women’s basketball in the past two years or so. He also likened the arrival of the former Iowa Hawkeyes star in the WNBA to seminal events in the NBA that were triggered by the exploits of a select few superstars.

**A Game-Changer for Women's Basketball**

The 2024 WNBA Draft was a mere formality from Clark’s perspective because her fate had been sealed the moment she declared for this year’s Draft. However, Redick tried to inform his fans about the magnitude of the event they had just witnessed. The 39-year-old believed that the 2024 WNBA Draft will be etched in basketball history alongside other memorable events that changed basketball forever. He likened Clark’s arrival in the WNBA to the rise of the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson, who changed the direction of the NBA with their superstardom.

**Driving the WNBA Forward**

“Caitlin Clark is a media driver. She is a ratings driver. I think about the NBA, post Magic and Larry, NBA post Michael Jordan…There are certain athletes that drive the sport more than others…This is important for the WNBA,” Redick said.

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