Angel Reese, a key player for LSU women's basketball, has been absent from recent games, including the team's 76-73 win against Virginia.
Tensions arose as Angel Reese's mom, Angel Webb Reese, voiced displeasure about grammatical errors in text messages, hinting at a dispute with Kia Brooks, the mother of LSU player Flau'jae Johnson.
The disagreement played out on Instagram Stories, with Brooks criticizing Reese's academic performance and suggesting Reese did something specific to be banned from playing by LSU.
Despite the public exchange, neither Angel Reese nor Flau'jae Johnson, both vital to LSU's success, have addressed the dispute publicly.
Angel Reese hasn't played since November 14th, and Coach Kim Mulkey's decision to bench her remains unclear, with rumors swirling and little transparent information available.
Coach Mulkey, instead of clarifying Reese's absence, diverted attention by discussing her own health issues, adding to the mystery surrounding the star player's benching.
LSU has secured victories in each game during Reese's absence, maintaining a winning streak despite her not being on the court.
Despite being absent, Angel Reese continues to lead the team in rebounding with an average of 10.3 rebounds per game.
LSU faces the No. 9 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies in their next game on November 30th, and the team's performance without Reese remains a focal point of interest.
The story unfolds with numerous unanswered questions, leaving fans and followers curious about the reasons behind Angel Reese's continued absence and the impact on LSU's season.