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The end of the affair – Lauren’s a Sydney girl now.

By johnboy - 8 January 2009 27

[First filed: January 07, 2009 @ 09:47]

The Seattle Times is covering Lauren Jackson (until this morning considered a Canberra Capitals player when in Australia) and her decision to turn to the dark side in Sydney.

It seems she’s no longer a Canberran but an Albury girl who lives in Sydney and plays for the big dollars in the lucrative Russian women’s basketball league (no salary caps).

On the bright side she’s not planning to join the Sydney Flames until 2012.

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The end of the affair – Lauren’s a Sydney girl now.
jessieduck 11:20 am 07 Jan 09

Didn’t she promote that crappy apartment building in Woden? I’d leave town too.

AngryHenry 11:19 am 07 Jan 09

Roadrage77 said :

Good riddance. Never liked her. Being able to throw a piece of dead cow through a metal ring doesn’t impress me.

Womens basketball succeeding locally where the Canberra Cannons failed impresses me.

They’ve carried themselves a helluva lot better than other high-profile, local athletes and set a pretty good example…

Roadrage77 11:08 am 07 Jan 09

Good riddance. Never liked her. Being able to throw a piece of dead cow through a metal ring doesn’t impress me.

BerraBoy68 10:55 am 07 Jan 09

After living here for so long and making a name for herself here it’d be nice if the ACT got some credit for her curent position.

But you are right, I’m also tired of Russell Crowe being claimed as Australian one minute a kiwi the next. same goes for any number of celebtrities. A personal irritant is the ‘pacific’ accent cultivated and adopted by some celebrities (such as the Minogues)in order to endear them to a multinational audience. For god sake, is it so bad being proud to come from just one nation?

AngryHenry 10:44 am 07 Jan 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Why is it that canberra people never get credited with it when the move interstate of overseas once they make it big? If they don’t stand up for the place when they leave they shouldn’t be allowed back across the border.

Wasn’t she also one of Stanhopes local Ambassador’s, supposedly promoting Canberra when she was overseas?

Wasn’t she originally from Albury???

Kind of like Australia claiming Russell Crowe at his peak even though he was orginally from NZ (or was the Mel Gibson, you get the point anyway!).

BerraBoy68 10:38 am 07 Jan 09

Why is it that canberra people never get credited with it when the move interstate of overseas once they make it big? If they don’t stand up for the place when they leave they shouldn’t be allowed back across the border.

Wasn’t she also one of Stanhopes local Ambassador’s, supposedly promoting Canberra when she was overseas?

AngryHenry 10:33 am 07 Jan 09

I think that she’s been a great ambassador for her sport, she’s done a helluva lot for it, she’s done a fair bit for the community too.

Athletes obviously have shorter careers than the norm, in my opinion she seems to be making the most of that career and is cashing in while she can. She really doesn’t owe any of us anything I don’t think, it’s her individual dedication and ability that has got her to where she is.

Take those Russians for all they’re worth Lauren, upgrade your lifestyle and set yourself up for an extremely comfortable retirement.

I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want the same for themselves.

PM 10:27 am 07 Jan 09

She used to drink at the Pot Belly when at AIS and had her 18th there. She will be sorely missed (not that we saw much of her lately – not even a postcard from Moscow!).

fnaah 10:23 am 07 Jan 09

Nexus, ouch. 🙂 But did you get her number? … nevermind. Drat.

Skid, that could be his mouth-controlly-joysticky-thing too.

Beserk Keyboard Warr 10:22 am 07 Jan 09

Ooops. I better get used to this warm weather since clearly I’m headed to only one place.

Skidbladnir 10:20 am 07 Jan 09

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

More importantly, what is the deal with the bloke in the background smoking a dart?

He’s in a wheelchair, wearing a blanket, and drinking through a straw.
Give him a break.

nexus6 10:19 am 07 Jan 09

so she comes into the stor im working in and asks for a particular product. i tell her we dont have it but i can take her name and number and call her when we get it. is im taking that down i casually say ” you play for australia dont you?” “yes” she replies. “netball?” i ask ………..

i hadnt been in canberra that long 🙁

Beserk Keyboard Warr 10:18 am 07 Jan 09

More importantly, what is the deal with the bloke in the background smoking a dart?

Skidbladnir 10:15 am 07 Jan 09

She was something of a focus for the local lesbians I used to work with, no idea if it carries to the rest of the population, or if she is one.

But maybe she can bring back nice Russian woman who have the nice complexion, speak the English quite weel, and who be wanting to meets after discuss relationship first via the internets?

PS: Can’t you get a better photo of her?

fnaah 10:01 am 07 Jan 09

Well, there goes *that* plan.

I think I have too many Y chromosomes, anyway. Drat.

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