Indianapolis columnist apologizes to Caitlin Clark over 'awkward' heart gesture

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An Indianapolis sports columnist has apologized for flashing a heart symbol with his hands, as well as for his subsequent comments, to new Indiana Fever player and college basketball star Caitlin Clark in what soon became an “awkward” interaction.

Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel at Clark’s introductory press conference with the WNBA team made the heart symbol while speaking to her, to which Clark responded, “You like that?” Doyel replied, “I like that you’re here.”

Clark, who broke the NCAA scoring record for both women and men while an Iowa Hawkeye, and was the No. 1 pick at Monday’s WNBA draft, said, “I do that at my family after every game, so, it’s pretty cool.”

“OK, well, start doing it to me and we’ll get along just fine,” Doyel replied, before asking a question about Clark’s decision to turn pro and enter the draft.