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‘The future is going to be insane,’ gasps Caitlin Clark fans as WNBA star breaks ‘ridiculous’ rookie record in Fever win

WNBA star Caitlin Clark continues to rewrite the record books.

The guard put in a record-breaking performance as the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty on Saturday night.

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Caitlin Clark has become the first WNBA rookie in history to make a triple-double[/caption]

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The Indiana Fever star hit 19 points in a comeback win against the New York Liberty[/caption]

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No Indiana player has achieved the same feat since the franchise was formed in 2000[/caption]

Clark, 22, dominated in all areas of the court as the Fever inflicted just a fourth defeat of the season on the Liberty.

The WNBA No. 1 pick put up 19 points, a season-high-tying 13 assists, and 12 rebounds.

She is now the first rookie in league history to record a triple-double, per ESPN.

Clark achieved the feat in just her 22nd WNBA game for the Fever.

Her triple-double was also the first ever in Fever history since their formation in 2000.

“Obviously, it’s cool,” a modest Clark said following the game.

“My teammates have been finishing the ball [at a] really, really high rate.

“My assist numbers, that’s because of them.”

“It’s crazy to think she’s only halfway through her rookie year. The future is going to be insane!” gasped one fan on X.

“Pretty sure $77k a year is criminal at this point,” said another, referencing Clark’s contract.


“That’s a GOAT right there,” commented a third.

“I haven’t watched basketball in 20 years, but I absolutely love watching this young lady play! She’s tough as nails and has such a great attitude,” said a fourth.

Clark is locked in a battle for Rookie of the Year with rival Angel Reese, who is currently enjoying a 12-game double-double streak.

Saturday’s comeback win improved the Fever to 9-13 on the WNBA season.

Indiana rallied from a deficit of 11 points in the fourth quarter and outrebounded New York 41-31.

“I’m just happy we won,” Clark continued.

“I take a lot of pride in being able to do a lot of different things for this team.

“I think we’re really good when I can get the ball off the glass and just go in transition and find my teammates and set them up.

“We’re definitely playing good basketball. We’re playing together better.

“But I think the biggest difference for us has been when teams make runs, we don’t crumble. We always believe we’re in the games.”

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