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LSU will not let a small squabble between its star player and Jill Biden get in the way of a championship party at the White House … the school just revealed it’d “certainly” accept an invitation despite the tiff.
In fact, according to a university spokesperson, the Tigers would be “excited” to continue the celebration of their women’s NCAA tournament title at 1600 Penn Ave. later this year.
Of course, many were wondering if the team would, indeed, go … after LSU forward Angel Reese said she was peeved over the way Biden invited both the Tigers and Iowa following their championship game on Sunday night.
Reese said on “I Am Athlete” this week that “if the roles were reversed, they wouldn’t be the same. If we were to lose, we would not be getting invited to the White House.”
She then insinuated she’d prefer it if she could go party with the Obamas instead.” They can have that spotlight,” she said of the Hawkeyes. “We’ll go to the Obamas’. We’ll go see Michelle. We’ll see Barack.”
LSU Star Angel Reese Undecided On White House Visit After Jill Biden Comments
Biden had attempted to walk back the double invite, with her press secretary saying Tuesday Biden’s comments “were intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes. She looks forward to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win at the White House.”
But, in response, Reese said, “I don’t accept the apology because you said what you said .. You can’t go back on certain things that you say.”
Clearly, though, the Tigers are ready to put all of it behind them … and get a party with Joe Biden going in the near future.