Former WNBA star Rebecca Lobo receives backlash for comments on Albany during Iowa-LSU broadcast


Former WNBA All-Star Rebecca Lobo was born in Hartford, Connecticut. 

Hartford is situated round 111 miles from Albany, New York’s MVP Area, which hosted Monday’s highly-anticipated NCAA Division I women’s basketball event Elite Eight recreation between the Iowa Hawkeyes and LSU Tigers.

Lobo shared her ideas and what she perceived as an absence of choices from New York’s capital metropolis. Within the fourth quarter, Caitlin Clark’s household was proven on the ESPN broadcast. Play-by-play announcer Ryan Ruocco recalled a remark from Clark wherein the Iowa star stated her household requested about pregame leisure choices within the surrounding space.

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ESPN analyst and former participant, Rebecca Lobo previous to the Nationwide Remaining recreation of the 2013 NCAA Division I Womens Basketball Championship at New Orleans Area on April 9, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana between the Connecticut Huskies and the Louisville Cardinals. (Stacy Revere/Getty Pictures)

“Simply go discover one thing to do in Albany. I’m staying in my room and simply ready for the sport,” Clark responded, in response to Ruocco. Lobo then chimed in, suggesting that the Clark household would battle to seek out what they have been searching for.  

“By the best way, good luck discovering one thing to do in Albany,” Lobo stated as she laughed.

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Whereas some doubtless considered the comment as merely a throwaway one-liner, it additionally left some Albany natives feeling slighted.

Lobo’s remark even caught Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s consideration, who supplied to present the ESPN broadcaster a tour of town.

Rebecca Lobo attends a game

ESPN analyst and former WNBA participant Rebecca Lobo attends the sport between the Washington Mystics and the Atlanta Dream on June 23, 2019 at State Farm Area in Atlanta, Georgia. (Scott Cunningham/NBAE through Getty Pictures)

“There’s lots to do for those who take the time to look — among the nation’s oldest museums, a stately Capitol, award-winning eating places, and a basketball recreation or two downtown,” Sheehan wrote on X, the corporate previously often known as Twitter. “@RebeccaLobo, let’s take a journey earlier than you allow city. Joyful to point out you all there’s to see and do.”

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Lobo finally took to social media to reply to the backlash saying, “I’ve spent many fun-filled weekends within the Albany space through the years teaching my youngsters’ AAU groups. No shade supposed in direction of the capital metropolis and the excellent job they did internet hosting the regional.”

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Clark completed the sport with 41 factors, to assist push the Hawkeyes previous the Tigers. Iowa is now scheduled to tackle UConn within the Remaining 4 on April 5.

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