Q&A with LJ

Lauren Jackson Q&A - Part 2

In the midst of her ninth WNBL season, Lauren Jackson gave her time to answer some questions from her many fans around the world. Read what she had to say on topics such as music, Seattle, writing on her shoes, and of course, basketball.


G'day Lauren,
I two have suffered from shin splints and fractures in my ankles by playing competitive sport...Volleyball... sorry not Basketball, but it also involves alot of jumping and running (Short distances). If you don't know about... or even heard of Comfrey Cream / Wax can I suggest you give it a go!!!! Not only does it releive the pain but will assist in the knitting of the bone where the small fractures are developing and help reduce the occurance happening. I once was in so much pain from shin splints that after half an hour of putting this on the source of pain... was walking again without pain!! Give it time it may even cure it!! I hope this helps sort out the pain and continue your brillant career!! Regards
Ian Myers

Hey thank you so much, I have been using Comfrey though, it was one of my grandmother's old remedies.

STAY IN CANBERRA!! And get Alana beard to make a super capitals team with 3 wnba stars along with great wnbl talent including whittle, abrams and new zealand interbation angela marino. STAY WITH THE CAPS!

I would love to, we shall see.

Good luck in the game against Adelaide this weekend Lauren, even though you don't need it. You always play well, you are unstoppable and I know the team can win the Grand Final. I'll see you in Dandenong the following weekend.

Thank you so much. Hopefully we get the win.

Hey Lauren, can you dunk it?, if you can how come you never dunk it at games? The crowd would go crazy.Your awsome dont leave! cheers

I haven't tried dunking the ball in a long time due to injuries but when I was practicing it believe it or not I was able to dunk the ball.

In your opinion, are the Storm fans better/louder than Aussie fans? Or is it the other way around?

Well I would say that you're as loud as each other, the only difference is in the U.S we have about 9000 more fans in the stadium...... It makes a huge difference.

How would you rate Jan Stirling as a coach? Do you feel Australia's coaching staff with Gary Fox and Cheryl Chambers is good? or would you like to see Carrie Graf as head coach of Australia?

I think the coaching staff of the national team is good. I think that Carrie Graf definitely deserves a shot at coaching the Opals in the future but for now the coaching staff is good.

Who is your most famous celebrity friend?

My most famous celeb friend!!! Um I would say I don't have many famous friends but the one person who I really did enjoy meeting and talking to would be Meryl Streep. She's an awesome person and made more of an impression on me than anyone that I have met in that industry.

Hey Lauren, Good luck for the WNBA season and World Champs, Hope you win MVP for both tournaments! Do you think Australia should scrap the body suits all together and wear the usual shorts and jersey for the national team? Hope to see you stay in the WNBL!

Yes I do. Honestly I hate the body suits. That's as honest as I can get on that subject....

Hi Lauren. You are by far the best basketballer in the world! Since it is difficult to see you in person for people around the globe it would be nice if you get more involved in an internet page yourself.

Misch is doing a great job... I don't think that I could do any better so I think I'll just leave that stuff to her.

Lauren, you are such an amazing person both on and off the court and I really admire you. I've been very fortunate to "meet" you in Seattle a few times and its something I will NEVER forget. I wish you the best 2006 has to offer you.

Thanks mate I appreciate it!!!

LJ, even though you were unable to participate as a player in the Opals December training camp, did this give you an opportunity to contribute more in the sort of team leadership role you developed at Seattle last season?

I think so. I have been in the program for a long time and it is good to just offer some of my experiences and thoughts on the team to the girls. I mean it is such a young group and I feel like the Opals traditions need to be passed on to them, there is such a long legacy of wonderful players who have been through that program it would be a real shame to forget where we came from.

Lauren,
If you were to actually become WNBA President for a day, what would you do in those 24 hours? Here's hoping you lead the Seattle Storm to the 2006 Championship, and best of luck to you and the Opals in the World Championships!!! Mark (Seattle Storm Fan on the East Coast)

INCREASE PLAYER WAGES!!!!

Hi ya Lauren,
Can I ask, who the stand-out players that impress you in the WNBL this season?

I would say that Deanna Smith, Rohanee Cox and Katrina Hibbert were the best players this year in the league.

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