Simon Romanov

Early Caitlin Clark's WNBA Impact: Brilliant and Difficult

First-round pick Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever has been a major character in the WNBA's 2024 season   

Her arrival increased league attention and revealed the difficult reality of professional basketball.   

After a successful time at Iowa, Caitlin Clark has become a WNBA star.   

Jon Lewis of Sports Media Watch said that four early-season games have surpassed one million viewers, a feat not seen in nearly 16 years.   

Interestingly, Clark played in three games. Her game against the Seattle Storm drew 18,343 fans, the most for a WNBA regular-season game since 2018.   

This Friday's game against the Los Angeles Sparks should boost ticket sales, proving Clark's market appeal.   

Clark's WNBA transition has been difficult. The Fever started the season with five straight losses despite great expectations.   

Her single efforts may not be enough to overcome a weaker team chemistry, as the Fever ranks low in points scored and allowed.   


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