Lauren Jackson Q&A
Prior to the Beijing Olympics, Lauren helped guide the Seattle Storm to six consecutive wins. She posted impressive numbers in July, but is now focusing her attention on the Opals as they chase Olympic gold. Before flying home to Australia Lauren took the time to answer a couple of questions...
Hi Lauren. First off, good luck playing in the Olympics! I really hope you get the gold . :) You always rock. :D Next, I sent you a foam basketball last year, I dunno if you got it. Hope you did anyways. Good luck in the WNBA too! Hope you can defend your MVP title and lead the Storm to another championship! :)
Lastly, I am going to Sydney this July (but wont get to see you and the Opals, bummer). Do you have any recommendations on where to go? :) Lol. More power! Tnx!
Thank you, Sydney is definitely the most beautiful city in the world. Check out the Harbour, shop, the beaches are amazing. There really is so much to do. Main thing is just let Sydney sweep you up!
Homegirl! Yo Fierce! how do you feels bout the rest of the opals beating Russia? woop woop! and what about batkovic replacing the retired whittle?
Homegirl yo work it!
Hey, yeah the girls were great, I'm very impressed with the way they played. Suzy is one of my dearest friends and one of the best players to come from Aus, so I am really excited about going to the olympics with her again. I'm glad she is back in action.
Good luck on the beijing olympics I will be cheering for you and the rest of youre mates.
Thank you very much!
Hey lauren, Good luck in the Olympics!! Hope you guys finally get the gold this time. Just a curious question, what exactly are the 2 tatoos on your left and right wrists? And will you be playing in korea after the season or will you be going back to russia?
Hi, I have signed back in Russia for next season, I had such a great time there so it just made sense to head back to the same team. The tattoos on my wrists are an angel on the left and a devil on my right. They are in the shape of women, the only thing that is different are the wings.
the team of Australian team had played the game with the team of Chinese Taipei on 2006 in Australia,and may I ask how about image of Taiwan?
Do you have any chance to come to Taiwan for an invitational tournament or an exhibition game??
If we get asked to do an invitational in Taiwan, I will be there!!!
Now you have played with so many teams and in so many places. Is there a particuler place you like to play in the most? And is there a certain team you like to play against the most?
Obviously playing with the Opals is such a huge honour, that would be my favorite but Spartak in Russia is a lot of fun, also this WNBA team I am on this year has been a lot of fun too.
Victoria BC, Canada
You're such an inspiration to me, especially when it comes to basketball. I play high school ball and I'm going to a university in the States soon. Thank you so much for helping me go from 2 baskets a season to a top scorer! I really look up to you (literally: I'm about 5-1). You're an amazing player and person.
Good Luck At The Olympics!
Thank you!!! Keep up the good work!!
Hi LJ, you've had an awesome past 2 games! Am for one glad to see you having the kind of games we know you're very much capable of having. welcome back MVP. ;) Now on to my question, i noticed that you seem to be trying to grow out the blondness of you hair. Are you officially going back to being a brunette, is this just a phase? You're not planning to dye your hair to green for Olympics are you? ;)
LOLOL, I got lazy!! My hair has since been coloured! I did it the night before we played LA. Still blonde for a little longer.