Angel Reese’s Debut Was Not Televised, But An X User Livestreamed Game For Fans

The Chicago Sky’s first game of the WNBA season started with the rookies they picked up in this year’s draft, Angel Reese and Kamilla Cardoso. However, the league did not televise their professional debuts, causing confusion and disappointment.

Especially with Reese’s college rival, Caitlin Clark (who now plays for the Indiana Fever), who happens to be white, being shown on television, people are wondering why. According to The Associated Press, the Sky game was listed as available to watch.

But, someone on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, did their part so the fans who weren’t able to access the game, can get to see the debuts of Reese and Cardoso. X user, @heyheyitsalli wrote, “would y’all want me to try and stream the game on here?? no promises on the quality but i can try.”

And with that message, she not only gained respect from the users, but she was able to fulfill the dreams of many users to watch the Chicago Sky season opening game.

The numbers were incredible as 615,800 plus viewers tuned in, with Alli showing a screenshot of 173,381 live viewers at the time she posted the message.

The coach of the Lnyx, Cheryl Reeve, was asked about what Alli did, and she said that she deserves “three bucks” per viewer.

“Anybody who watched it should send three bucks to the person—I don’t even know who it is,” Reeve said. I think that what I would say is that the growth is happening so fast. It’s so accelerated. And I’ve been saying this in our own organization—that business as usual isn’t going to work anymore.

The Sky lost to the Minnesota Lynx 92-81. Reese scored 13 points and nine rebounds in 24 minutes, while Cardoso scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in 13 minutes.

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