Angel Reese recently spoke out on social media about the controversy surrounding her break from basketball.
The LSU athlete made a comeback after a two-week hiatus and played a stellar game, scoring 19 points and securing nine rebounds.
Despite her impressive performance, neither Coach Kim Mulkey nor Reese provided details about the reason for her time off.
Reese addressed the speculation in a sassy Instagram post, receiving support from fans and fellow athletes.
Te’a Cooper and Cam’Ron Fletcher, Reese’s boyfriend and Florida State Seminoles basketball player, expressed their support in the comments.
Critics speculated that Reese's break was related to attitude concerns or a need to improve grades.
In an ESPN interview, Reese clarified that her mental health was her top priority, emphasizing the importance of well-being over everything else.
Reese's Instagram post on December 1 featured a carousel of on-court photos with a caption urging apologies to be as loud as disrespect.
Fans showered Reese with messages of encouragement, praising her resilience and authenticity.
Reese affirmed her commitment to moving forward, expressing happiness, and pledging to contribute to her team's success.