Saffron Restaurants reservation Caitlin Clark sets an unwanted WNBA record in a humiliating pro debut that features a heavy competitive welcome and a teammate who invited her

Caitlin Clark sets an unwanted WNBA record in a humiliating pro debut that features a heavy competitive welcome and a teammate who invited her

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Cailtin Clark could become the best women’s basketball player in history.

After one WNBA game, the former Iowa star still has a lot of work to do.

Caitlin Clark was welcomed into the WNBA moments in her first game in several waysCredit: Getty

The good news is that Clark scored a co-game high of 20 points in her professional debut.

The other news is that Clark shot just 5 of 15 from the floor and the Indiana Fever were blown out 92-71.

Clark also set an unwanted record.

Her 10 turnovers were the most by a player making a WNBA debut.

Clark acknowledged after the humiliating loss that she needs to be sharper in her play and decision-making at the next level.

“Disappointed and no one likes to lose, that’s the way it is,” Clark said. “You can’t beat yourself too much over one match.”

Fans believe Clark will continually improve, but also saw the same rookie mistakes that the No. 1 pick pointed out.

“She clearly still needs to develop to adapt to the WBNA,” one fan tweeted. “This is expected for the first game of any rookie trying to dominate.”

Clark was overshadowed and largely eliminated in her professional debutCredit: Getty

“Welcome to the WNBA, Clark!” wrote a second fan.

“She’s tough. No problem,” said a third fan.

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Clark also took a hit on the basket on a drive and fell to the court in a difficult “welcome to the league” moment.

Then there was a tense moment with teammate Aliyah Boston as the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer was given an uplifting speech as he walked off the hardwood.

Clark listened to her teammate, but also seemed frustrated.

“Reality is coming,” Diana Taurasi said recently. “There are levels to this thing. That’s just life. We’ve all been through it. You see it on the NBA side, and you’ll see it on this side.

“You look superhuman playing against 18-year-olds, but you’re going to be playing with grown women who have been playing professional basketball for a long time.”