Caitlin Clark Big3 Invites Her to Join for $5 Million! Could Still Play in WNBA

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Caitlin Clark, an NCAA sensation, has the potential to become the first-ever $5 million woman in basketball should she accept a lucrative offer from Ice Cube’s Big3 league… according to TMZ Sports.

According Sources with direct knowledge of the deal told to outlet, Cube’s up-and-coming basketball league has already made Caitlin an incredible offer: $5 million to play in eight regular season games and potentially two playoff games! That’s all – 10 games for $5 million, no questions asked.

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The major catch to the contract is that they were also informed that she would receive “substantial additional compensation” via sponsorships and merchandising. She would be able to play in the WNBA thanks to Big3.

Caitlin has already announced that she will be playing in the WNBA draft next month, and the Indiana Fever have made it known that they will select her with the first overall pick. Caitlin’s Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing for their Women’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 match this weekend.

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Since there are only two Fever regular-season games that might clash with the BIG3 schedule, Cube’s league reportedly views this as a win-win scenario for Caitlin and both leagues.

This season, Caitlin is the biggest name in college basketball. She broke the mark set by “Pistol” Pete Maravich, 54, with 3,667 points, making her the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history for both men and women. It is therefore obvious why the BIG3 will stop at nothing to acquire her.

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To put Caitlin’s offer into perspective, consider this: Erica Wheeler, who made $242,000 last year, was the highest-paid WNBA player. Although Caitlin’s WNBA contract is anticipated to be a little higher than that, it pales in comparison to the seven figures she could earn from BIG3.

She would be the first female player in the BIG3, but it is nothing new for her since she has famously grown up practicing and competing against men players.

The NBA, which runs the WNBA, and BIG3 have a strained relationship, which could be the lone obstacle. The U.S. Department of Justice opened an antitrust inquiry last year after receiving reports that the NBA was attempting to sabotage BIG3’s popularity.

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It’s unclear if the WNBA would or could prevent Caitlin or any other player from competing in the BIG3, but given the DOJ investigation, it might be dangerous to do so. In order to increase their income, many WNBA players currently play in foreign leagues during the offseason.

TMZ was first to report the news.

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