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May 1, 2007 at 4:43 PM

Parting shots

Storm guard Tanisha Wright still is unable to practice due to a pulled left groin sustained Saturday, but she did shoot hoops after riding a stationary bike throughout the two-hour session. Wright shot from three-point range and was making nearly every shot while teasing teammate Ashley Robinson about the new uniforms, which made their debut today.
Robinson demo’d the new jerseys and decided the green version looks best, wishing the team would actually ditch the white “home” version because she doesn’t like the gold tribal side paneling. On the green “away” jersey, the squiggly lines are brick red.
“I’m biased because green is my favorite color, but it looks way better than the white one,” she said.
Janell Burse was surprised at the jerseys altogether. The extra-large is super form-fitting on Robinson and the look startled Burse when she walked into the locker room.
“I thought she got it from the Team Shop because it was so tight on her,” Burse said.
“It’s really tight all the way down, but once it’s tucked in, it’s OK,” Robinson said. “I’m slim, so if it’s tight on me and JB, it’s going to be tight on everybody. Except for maybe Izzy [Iziane Castro Marques]. She’s the only one with no body fat. But it does look like a cute little jersey that you can wear out with some jeans.”
The Times wrote about the new look during the WNBA draft and the design was all over the internet during the offseason, but in case you don’t know, the biggest visible changes are the cinched shoulder straps, V-neck, graphic side paneling, and names below the numbers on the back. The players are required to tuck the tops in, a return to tradition the women actually requested. So, no more flashes of tattoos and belly rings. Oh well.
“I had no idea we changed the uniforms,” said Burse, who played overseas in the Czech Republic with little contact with teammates outside of her sidekick and instant messaging. “I was shocked. But when they’re tucked in, they’re OK.”

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