Angel Reese Responds To Social Media Criticism About Her Salary

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Angel Reese recently responded to the criticism on social media regarding her WNBA salary.

Athlon Sports reports the No. 7 WNBA draft pick considers her professional salary a “bonus.”

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Social media thought Reese’s salary seemed low after her contract details were released in April. As previously reported by The Shade Room, the Bayou Barbie, who was drafted by the Chicago Sky, is set to earn $73,439 in her first season. By 2025, she will earn over $74,000 annually. The following year, Angel will pocket $82,000 — by 2027, her earnings will reach $93,000. The forward’s four-year deal will bring her a total of $324,000.

In contrast to the criticism, Reese stated that her endorsements have increased since college. Additionally, she is pleased with the compensation she will receive for playing for a short span of time. Reese explained, “Obviously, people thought me leaving college, I would take a huge pay gap. I wasn’t getting paid in college, so that check that I do get here is a bonus.”

“Being able to play for, what, four or five months and get $75,000 on top of the other endorsement that I’m doing” is “a plus” for [Reese]. Furthermore, Reese stated that she doesn’t play for financial gain. The baller said she plays because she is passionate about the sport.

“I’m playing a game I love — not for the money. I play because I love basketball,” she said.

Watch her full response below.

Social Media Reacts To Reese’s Salary Statements

Most of the commenters under The Shaderoom’s report seemingly understood Reese’s perspective.

@ashxjack said, “75k in 4 months sounds like a win to me.”

“She going to earn her money in so many other ways. Angel is also well spoken. Continue to rise, Queen!” @ciara_russell_wilson_ fanpage wrote.

@mrkingofsincity stated, “It’s the calm before the storm for her! She’s gonna get those  BIG BIG DEALS. Just wait! This how it always go! She’s gonna make MILLS!”

@504bjayy added, “The message of doing what you love to do and money will follow will completely be missed by the majority.”

Angel seems to be basking in her new life as a professional basketball player. She’s happy, so social media should be happy for her.

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