Bill Maher has a simple theory as to why Caitlin Clark has been preyed upon by her WNBA rivals: She’s straight and white.

The late-night host took aim at the “very lesbian” league as he weighed in on the college hoops star getting knocked to the ground by Chicago Sky’s Chennedy Carter.

“Women are catty,” he accused on Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. “Even the ones on your own team.”

Maher referenced former NBA player Matt Barnes, who questioned why Clark’s teammates didn’t “have her back” during the incident between the Indiana Fever guard and Carter.

“See, if this was men, they’d defend each other on their same team,” Maher said.

“I mean, men will fight from two teams, but when somebody checks you who’s on your team, you defend that guy.

“I’m just saying men have their bad parts. We’re toxic, we’re dogs. Only women would do this.”

Maher then referred to race and sexuality also playing a factor in the shove.

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“There’s also a racial element to this,” Maher added. “It’s not always racism when a white person succeeds.”

However, Reason Magazine editor-at-large Matt Welch argued, “It’s not always racism when Black people hip-check them, either,” to which Maher agreed.

“It’s everything,” Maher said. “Women are catty, the league is very lesbian and she’s not and there’s race. There’s a lot going on.”


While Carter’s flagrant foul against Clark lit up the internet, the latest incident showed the rookie sensation getting mocked by Connecticut Sun’s DiJonai Carrington, who was called for a foul while she called Clark on the “flop.”

Carrington made an exaggerated re-enactment of the collision in front of the referee, but even the hometown crowd appeared to be on Clark’s side.

In the end, the controversial moment didn’t matter as the Sun beat the Fever 89-72.

Indiana remains 3-10 this season.