She is a leading defensive rebounder and shot-blocker in the WNBA. Whether you're into men or women, one glimpse of an athletic body performing feats not thought feasible by mortals makes you wonder more about the person.Lauren Jackson of the Opals looks to pass the ball during the Women's FIBA Oceania Championship match between the Australian Opals and the New Zealand Tall Ferns at AIS on August 18, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.
In America, Jackson runs the risk of being criticized. " she pondered when asked about the nude pics after practice yesterday.
It features 35 athletes, including dripping-wet swimmer Michael Klim."Personally, after all the flak I got for the Dime (magazine) shoot, and I was fully clothed, I'd have to seriously think about it," Bird said of her approximate six-hour photo session last summer.
She played for the Australian women's team, the Opals, in 1997 as a 16-year-old.
She led the Australian Institute of Sport team, made up of the country's best 16- to 18 year-old players, to a premiership in the WNBL Women's National Basketball League, the Australian women's professional league, in 1998-1999 - an unprecedented achievement for a youth team.
She is widely considered to be the best Australian female basketball player of all time and one of the best players in the world.