Who is Sheryl Swoopes beefing with Caitlin Clark, bio, age, height, husband, son, net worth and stats

Who is Sheryl Swoopes beefing with Caitlin Clark, bio, age, height, husband, son, net worth and stats

Here is all you need to know about former basketball player Sheryl Swoopes including her age, career, bio, records and net worth

In response to Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese’s eventual pro prospects, WNBA veteran Sheryl Swoopes found herself in hot water with collegiate basketball fans.

Who is Sheryl Swoopes beefing with Caitlin Clark, bio, age, height, parents, husband, son, net worth and stats

Recent remarks Swoopes made on Gilbert Arenas’ podcast regarding Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese’s WNBA transitions, as well as Clark’s attempt to surpass Kelsey Plum’s scoring record, garnered media attention.

Caitlin Clark broke Sheryl Swoopes’ record of 177 points, which she had held since 1993, on April 2, 2023, with a total of 191 points. Swoopes was questioned about her thoughts on Clark breaking the record after her historic day. She said on the podcast:

I think Angel will eventually be a good pro.

I don’t think Angel will come into the league immediately and dominate the way people think she will. And I say that for people who have never watched a WNBA game. It’s good. There’s talent—like these women can play. And because there are very few roster spots. It’s a real job.

Further she said:

So, will Caitlin Clark be a good pro? Absolutely. Will Caitlin Clark come into the WNBA and do what she’s doing right now immediately? Absolutely not.”

Who is Sheryl Swoopes?

Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a former professional basketball player from the United States who was born on March 25, 1971 in Brownfield, Texas, U.S. The 52-year-old stands 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall.


At the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game, she was voted one of the league’s Top 15 Players of All Time. She was also the first player to be signed by the WNBA. She is a three-time MVP.

In addition to her three Olympic gold medals, Swoopes is one of just eleven female basketball players to win a WNBA title, an NCAA championship, a Fiba World Cup gold medal, and an Olympic gold medal.


In 2016, she was chosen for admission to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  In 2017, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Sheryl Swoopes’ husband

Sheryl Swoopes was married to her high school sweetheart Eric Jackson from 1995 to 1999 and the two welcomed a son who was born in 1997. She later got married to Chris Unclesho in 2017.

Born: 25 March 1971 (age 52 years), Brownfield, Texas, United States
Teammates: Lisa Leslie, Dawn Staley, Diana Taurasi
Spouse: Chris Unclesho (m. 2017), Eric Jackson (m. 1995–1999)
Height: 1.83 m
Children: Jordan Eric Jackson
Parents: Billy Ray Swoopes, Louise Swoopes
Siblings: Earl Swoopes, Brandon Swoopes, James Swoopes


Sheryl Swoopes’ parents and siblings

Sheryl Swoopes was born to  Billy Ray Swoopes and Louise Swoopes. She has other three siblings named Earl Swoopes, Brandon Swoopes and James Swoopes.

Her net worth stands at $300,000.


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