Lauren Jackson -- Swish
LJ is the MJ of the WNBA. While many fangirls will argue that point, citing hardcourt heroine's LL (Lisa Leslie) or SS (Sheryl Swoopes), sorry but their initials just aren't up to snuff.
Last season this six-time all star led the league in scoring with a career best 23.8 points per game, was the top rebounder averaging a career best 9.7, and also racked up the most double doubles with 17. Her monster stats not only allowed to her to secure her second league MVP honours but she also was named the defensive player of the year. Australia's Olympic basketball hopes will once again rest on the able shoulders of the Seattle Storm's go-to gal. Lauren helped propel the Aussie women to silver in Sydney in 2000 and again in Athens in 2004.
Lauren on Lauren
"I'm up there with the best. There's an echelon of players that are up there. I wouldn't say I'm the best of the best, but I'm getting better."
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