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NBA icon Paul Pierce has voiced his disappointment over the omission of Indiana Fever rookie sensation Caitlin Clark from Team USA’s Olympic roster, labeling it a mistake.

During an episode of Undisputed, Pierce criticized the decision, emphasizing the significance of Clark’s presence in elevating the women’s game.

“You claim you want the women’s game to grow, but you keep the most popular girl in women’s basketball off the team,” Pierce said.

Despite her stellar WNBA performance, Clark was notably absent from the finalized 12-player Team USA women’s basketball roster for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

The roster features top talents like A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, and Diana Taurasi, but Clark’s absence raised eyebrows among fans and pundits alike.

Clark, the first overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft, has been a standout performer for the Indiana Fever this season.

With impressive averages of 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game, Clark has showcased her immense talent and potential at the professional level.