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Jun 7

Lauren Jackson undergoes knee surgery

Feb 8

LJ to miss 2013 season - Wauters not returning

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm announced today that Lauren Jackson will not compete with the team during the 2013 season. Jackson has chosen to remain in Australia to rehabilitate following her recent hamstring surgery. Her contract has been suspended and she is expected to play for the Storm in 2014.

In addition, the Storm announced that center Ann Wauters will not return. She has chosen to spend the summer resting and with her family and does not plan to participate in the WNBA in 2013.

Jackson to Return to Capitals November 2nd

Great news for Lauren Jackson fans all over the world: She will be back on the court on Nov 2nd with her Canbera Capitals.

Lauren is expected to recover from her back injuries and be ready to play in Nov. Storm fans looking for full recovery of one of their team pillars.

fuckyeahseattlestorm:

From Alysha Clark’s Instagram [x]

The Seattle Storm girls have been putting some personal milestones. In this past week:
Camille Little reached 1,000 rebounds
Lauren Jackson shot her 6,000 career point
Tina Thompson broke the WNBA 7,000 career point barrier!
GO STORM!!!   Watch for Sue next season as she will reach her 2,000 career assist!

fuckyeahseattlestorm:

From Alysha Clark’s Instagram [x]

The Seattle Storm girls have been putting some personal milestones. In this past week:

  • Camille Little reached 1,000 rebounds
  • Lauren Jackson shot her 6,000 career point
  • Tina Thompson broke the WNBA 7,000 career point barrier!

GO STORM!!!   Watch for Sue next season as she will reach her 2,000 career assist!

Sue will hit the 2K assists mark next season but right now, Lauren Jackson is just 4 points away from 6K points and Tina will be the first woman to break the 7K points WNBA barrier!!!  She’s just 7 points away! Stay tuned to Storm Basketball! Get your 2013 season tickets now ;)

Sue will hit the 2K assists mark next season but right now, Lauren Jackson is just 4 points away from 6K points and Tina will be the first woman to break the 7K points WNBA barrier!!!  She’s just 7 points away! Stay tuned to Storm Basketball! Get your 2013 season tickets now ;)

allthings-sue-bird:

Into the Action: Seattle Storm

: A Fizzless Final and the Epic Upset that Could Have Been

2girls1ball:

Posted by Romy Nehme

Basketball is often a tale of two halves, or so the plastic play-by-play men like to say. They’re also prone to remind us that the uncertainty of outcome is what sustains fans’ attention during the long, meandering season. A season that’s arguably built to satisfy the…

@laurenej15 Dyllan: “The Olympics are over Mom, that means Lauren is coming back?” Yep. “Oh no she’s going to kiss me on the cheek!” Lol

- Tweet from Tina Thompson (‏@IamTinaThompson)

Aug 5

Jackson becomes all-time leading scorer in Olympic women’s hoops, Australia beats Brazil 67-61 - The Washington Post

womensbasketballdaily:

Move over Lisa Leslie, Lauren Jackson is now the leading scorer in Olympic women’s basketball history. The 6-foot-5 Jackson scored 18 points and surpassed the former U.S. standout while leading Australia to a 67-61 victory over Brazil on Wednesday.

Basketball Australia to introduce travel equity for Opals and Boomers

I find it insane that women athletes continue to be treated inferior to their male counterparts… in the case in question, the female team is #2 in the world while the men are much lower in their ranks.

But it is not about where they rank, it is a matter of equality!

Jul 8

All About Male Privilege: Who in the WNBA is as good as Jebron Lames?

Great article!!

aboutmaleprivilege:

Okay. Here are Mr. James’s career averages:

We’re only using the bottom line because I don’t give a shit about analyzing his seasons.
Kid plays 40 minutes a game on average. He has just under 30 points per game on average. He makes 7 assists a game on average. He makes 33 percent of his…

A perfect storm The Seattle Storm is gaming the system with one legend after another

After the worst start in team history, this is just what StormCrazies needed to read before tonight’s game…

It’s crazy how accomplished the Storm are. At point guard, Sue Bird, college player of the year for the undefeated UConn Huskies in 2002 and seven-time WNBA All-Star. At shooting guard, Katie Smith, member of two title teams in the WNBA and the all-time leading scorer in professional women’s hoops. At center, Ann Wauters, five-time European player of the year. Coming off the bench, Tina Thompson, four-time WNBA champ and the leading scorer in league history. And returning after the Olympics, Lauren Jackson, winner of MVP awards on three continents, including three times in the WNBA. Four of these five players (Bird, Jackson, Thompson and Wauters) were the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft. An overlapping group of four (Bird, Jackson, Smith and Thompson) was named among the top 15 players in league history last year. It’s hard to think of any team in any league, ever, whose members collectively rank so high in the history of its sport. Maybe the closest: the 1977 New York Cosmos, who brought together Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Giorgio Chinaglia.

Jun 8

Arik Korman interviews Seattle Storm Superstar Sue Bird

Sue Bird of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm talks camaraderie, fitness, legacy and the 2012 Olympics.

Jun 5

If I could trade my talents with anyone in B-Ball I would have to say it would be Lauren Jackson.

- Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky)

Spanish Ros Casares Basketball Team Disappears / El Ros Casares anuncia su desaparición

Here’s my translation of the Spanish Diario Marca’s article:

  • The press released provided, doesn’t specify in which form this decision is going to affect, whether any team from the [Ros Casares] club will participate in the Spanish Liga Femenina (WNBA equivalent) /En la nota emitida no se especifica la forma en la que va afectar esta decisión, ni si un equipo del club competirá en la Liga femenina.
  • The press release indicates “Ros Casares Basketball Club has decided to retire its sponsorship from the Spanish and European Women’s Basketball. /En el comunicado se anuncia que el “el Club Baloncesto Ros Casares ha tomado la decisión de retirarse del patrocinio del basket femenino español y europeo”
  • Germán Ros, indicates “after 13 seasons, the club considers their work finished at the top category but it doesn’t renounce to continue promoting this sport. /Germán Ros, se señala que “tras trece temporadas, el club entiende terminada su tarea desde la máxima categoría pero no renuncia a seguir en la promoción de este deporte

EFE - Valencia 5/30/2012 6:47pm

Ros Casares Valencia, current Euroleague Women’s Champion, in a press released this Wednesday announced they concluded their work in women’s basketball at elite levels and left the door open to continue supporting the sport at base levels.

The release didn’t specify in which way this decision would affect or whether a club team would participate in Spanish Liga Femenina. They did not talk about the future of  players still under contract, such as General Director Carmen Lluveras.

The release, signed by the entity president, Germán Ros, indicates that “after 13 seasons, the club understands their work is finished at the top levels but it doesn’t renounce to continue their support at base levels of Valencian & Spanish women’s basketball”.

In addition to their first continental title, the Valencian Club recovered Spanish’s Liga Femenina hegemony when it became the champion of the 2011-12 season and also reached the 2nd place at the Queen’s Cup. 

The press release announced: “Basketball Club Ros Casares has taken the decision to retire their sponsorship of the Spanish & European Women’s Basketball”.

The entity President remembered the 13 yeas in which they have been sponsoring the club and “felt sorry for the speculations spread by the media in regards to the causes of their decision”, which he assures “have generated incomprehension, damages and misunderstanding”. This situation, read the press release, have contributed to ”  ”desinflar la ilusión en un nuevo proyecto” .

Lastly, through the release, the club wanted to thank all the support received all these years from the “Valencian society that loves this sport” as well as the support of fans and club members. 

—- Last WNBA players to play with this 2011-12 champion team were: Lauren Jackson (Seattle Storm), Maya Moore (Minn Lyx), Ann Wauters (just signed by Seattle Storm), Jana Veselá (former Seattle Storm) & Sancho Lyttle (Atlanta Dream).  Additionally, Silvia Domínguez, whom the Storm signed but was unable to get her visa on time for the start of the WNBA season.

The Team’s official webpage (http://www.roscasaresbasket.com/) has no mention of the press release in their news section.

Marca’s article makes clear financial backing of Ciudad Ros Casares is ending but it doesn’t say what percentage of the entire team operation was being financed by them and whether or not the team could continue participating in Liga Femenina with the support of the remaining sponsors.