Tim McGraw Honors Indiana Fever’s Caitlin Clark With Jersey Tribute During Concert

Country music icon Tim McGraw, 56, took the stage at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis wearing the new No. 22 jersey of Indiana Fever’s rising star Caitlin Clark. This gesture was a nod to Clark’s recent performance and did not go unnoticed by the WNBA team.

The Fever’s official Twitter account expressed their appreciation with a clever play on McGraw’s hit “I Like It, I Love It,” stating, “We like it, we love it.” McGraw had previously worn Clark’s Iowa Hawkeyes jersey at another concert and congratulated the 6-foot-1 guard after she was selected by the Fever with the first overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

Clark, 22, recently had a whirlwind experience, including a cameo on “Saturday Night Live” and several media appearances in New York, before heading to Indianapolis for her introductory press conference with the Fever. Clark expressed her excitement and thanked the Fever and Pacers, emphasizing that joining the team was a dream come true.

Clark’s star continues to rise nationally with a contract worth $338,056 over the next four seasons and an expected lucrative endorsement deal with Nike. Demand for its clothing is soaring, with Fanatics reporting delays in shipping Nike jerseys until August.

The Indiana Fever kicks off the 2024 WNBA season on May 14 with an away game against the Connecticut Sun. Their home opener is scheduled for May 16 against the New York Liberty.