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September 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: All-Star Crystal Langhorne filled a void in the paint

Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird’s conversation was a feature used in the newspaper. In a new move, the WNBA held the draft lottery…

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September 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Lauren Jackson undergoes another surgery that increases doubt in WNBA return

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, officially pulled out of contention to compete with Basketball Australia in the FIBA World Championships later this month in Turkey. Instead she underwent a surgical procedure Tuesday on her hip and will continue rehabilitation on her right knee, which was first operated on in February. It’s another episode in…

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Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm, Twitter, WNBA Draft | Topics: Brian Agler, Lauren Jackson

June 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Replay: Storm star Camille Little scores career-high 31 points

Storm F Camille Little scored a career-high 31 points in a win against Minnesota on Friday. She’s the fifth player in team history to reach the mark. C Lauren Jackson has scored 30-points or more 27 times in her 12-year Storm career. PG Sue Bird has scored 30-points or more twice in her 12-year career…

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June 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Lauren Jackson undergoes third knee surgery

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, underwent a third knee surgery late-May. She is expected to need 12 weeks to rehabilitate the “minor” procedure and still plans to participate in the FIBA World Championship with the Opals this fall. First-year national team coach Brendan Joyce confirmed the procedure to Australian media this week More

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March 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM

WNBA Board of Governors ratifies CBA; April draft date to be released this week

The WNBA announced its collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union was ratified by the Board of Governors on Friday. Los Angeles All-Star Nneka Ogwumike, who was seated among the KeyArena’s Stanford crowd for the Pac-12 tournament, was relieved. “At first we were like, ‘What’s going to happen?’” Ogwumike said of talk among WNBA players…

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Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Pac-12, WNBA | Topics: Lauren Jackson, Maya Moore, Stanford

February 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Storm makes it official, All-Star Lauren Jackson will miss the 2014 WNBA season

From the Storm: Lauren Jackson to Miss 2014 Storm Season Jackson to rehab right knee, left Achilles SEATTLE – Following Monday’s surgery on Lauren Jackson’s right knee and left Achilles, the Seattle Storm and Jackson have announced that she will not return to Seattle for the 2014 Storm season. “I’m so sad that I can’t play this year…

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Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm | Topics: Brian Agler, Karen Bryant, Lauren Jackson

February 11, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Australian star Lauren Jackson’s open letter to fans regarding latest surgeries

Storm All-Star Lauren Jackson underwent successful knee and Achilles surgery late Monday in Melbourne. The injuries were discovered while playing in China and she’s expected to need a four-month recovery in order to extend her career until she’s 40. But that means she’ll likely miss a second WNBA season, which opens training…

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February 7, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Seattle Center now women’s pro sports hub with Storm, Reign FC

The Storm has a new Seattle Center neighbor. Seattle’s burgeoning pro soccer team, Reign FC, will play at Memorial Stadium. It announced a multi-year contract Thursday to host home matches at the facility, partnering with Seattle Public Schools to renovate the locker rooms and make other improvements to the venue named in…

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February 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Storm fans’ “major” problem with Super Bowl XLVIII coverage

FOX cut from the Seahawks’ domination of Super Bowl XLVIII to show images of its interpretation of the city’s only other champion — the 1979 Sonics — and a nerve was pricked, again. Storm fans, leading executive Karen Bryant and WNBA three-time MVP Lauren Jackson (who watched the game from China where she’s currently…

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Comments | More in Twitter, WNBA | Topics: Karen Bryant, Lauren Jackson, Seahawks

November 21, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Storm All-Star Lauren Jackson unveils virtual world

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Virtual Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson should be dizzy by now. I just spent 30 minutes shaking the global hoops star, cracking up with every “Oh my God” she deadpanned.

What the? Exactly. There’s this new wave of virtual branding for celebrities and marketers called “HeadCasts.” As if Twitter, Instagram, Podcats, personal websites and Facebook weren’t enough, now in an animated app you can sort of interact with stars — if you have a smart phone, of course.

And you thought video games were the only way to toy with athletes.

To quote the company, HeadcastLab, “We’re a team of media professionals and animation obsessives with years of experience stretching from Spitting Image to Lara Croft. We develop characters and environments that beguile audiences, whoever or wherever they may be.”

Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, recently played her first game in China. Through this crazy technology, she chats with you about her experience so far (like watching a friend eat duck beak) while making face gestures. Tap her, poke her or shake her — while creepy — makes her bounce a basketball or spout “Oh my God” like she knows it’s completely insane to shake your phone to get a reaction from a virtual her. Jackson is an advocate against domestic violence, making the whole taping her face thing weird, but you gotta love the “realness” of the image down to her bad hair dye. And it’s cool to actually hear from her.

Yeah, I could call, but you probably can’t. And she’s in China!

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