WNBA coach Cheryl Reeve has become a YouTube sensation but not due to fantastical stylings on the basketball court.
Cheryl Reeve’s meltdown (described as “epic” in much of the press) has gone viral after her angry, jacket-throwing reaction to a call made during a game between the Minnesota Lynx and Indiana fever. Reeve’s guard Lindsay Whalen and Fever guard Briann January were involved in a disputed play on the court, and, when a ref rules in the favor of the Fever, Reeve loses it.
In the clip, the announcer can be heard observing the play between Whalen and January that preceded Cheryl Reeve’s meltdown. Almost immediately, the coach begins throwing a fit, tossing her jacket at another woman before a larger man appears to have to hold her back like a frat boy at a raging kegger fight.
Cheryl Reeve’s meltdown achieved YouTube infamy, racking up nearly 3,000 views since its October 17 upload despite being a secret link. (The video of Cheryl Reeve’s meltdown is below.)
Predictably, the clip has drawn attention to the incident, and Reeve was forced to comment on the tantrum. While stopping short of elaborating on why she was angry, the WNBA coach explains:
“We’ve got a lot of league people here. It’s the WNBA Finals. So we have to be really, really careful in the things that we say. Clearly, I wasn’t happy in that moment. I’m not happy about how the game was officiated, period, but that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
You can watch Cheryl Reeve’s meltdown below.