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July 2, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Notes from WNBA star Sue Bird to NBA star Aaron Brooks

BirdHeadshot.jpgStorm PG Sue Bird remains day-to-day, suffering from back spasms prior to a win in Tulsa and missing a home win against San Antonio on Tuesday. Bird, the WNBA’s leader in assists (5.7), traveled to Los Angeles for Saturday’s game on ESPN2, but it’s uncertain whether she’ll play or start.
Bird (pictured right) began having back trouble while playing in Russia and when it’ll flare is unpredictable. She practiced on Thursday and Friday, feeling better each day, however.
GETTING PREPPED: Storm legend Simone Edwards wasn’t happy about having just a week to prepare with her Jamaican national team for the Centro Basketball tournament set for July 10-14 in Puerto Rico. If they finish in the top three, Jamaican can qualify for the 2010 FIBA America (pre-Olympic) tournament.
“We have a big chance of finishing in the top three, even though our intention is to go there to win it,” Edwards told reporters. “But… Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominica Republic have all been practicing for over a month, so we know it will be tough.”
SKUNKED AGIAN: Seattle native Aaron Brooks, the NBA’s 2010 Most Improved Player, lost to another woman in a shooting contest. The first was former Storm F Katie Gearlds in a three-point shooting contest at the 2007 NCAA Final Four. The most recent was Tuesday against Q13 Fox intern Caitie Newman, a former hoopster from Skagit Valley College and South Kitsap High.
Basically, the Houston PG has no right to be startled a woman beat him. Enjoy!
 

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