Caitlin Clark Syndication: The Des Moines Register

On Monday night, Caitlin Clark was selected by Indiana Fever as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft beginning her professional basketball career after an absolutely prolific college career. But even though she’s one of the biggest stars on the planet – male or female – she certainly won’t be paid like one. And United States President Joe Biden is calling for a change.

Throughout her four-year rookie contract, Caitlin Clark will be paid an average of under $85,000 a year from the WNBA, even though she is the biggest star the league has ever seen and has already led to a surge in ticket prices and jersey sales. And Joe Biden doesn’t think that’s right.

“Women in sports continue to push new boundaries and inspire us all. But right now we’re seeing that even if you’re the best, women are not paid their fair share. It’s time that we give our daughters the same opportunities as our sons and ensure women are paid what they deserve,” Biden said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

Clark has already brought a surge in interest to the WNBA which should also provide a surge in revenue. Perhaps she will be part of the change that results in women’s basketball players making more.

[Joe Biden]