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Lexie Brown | Average to Savage EP55

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This is the fifty-fifth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Minnesota Lynx's guard Lexie Brown. Paul Guarino talked with Lexie Brown discussing growing up with her dad Dee Brown being in the NBA, her college career transferring from Maryland to Duke, and her new WNBA journey with the Minnesota Lynx. Follow Lexie Brown https://www.instagram.com/LexieBrown4

This is the average to savage podcast with Baul Garno, everyone in anyone, athletes sweats and much more. WHAT'S UP, everybody? On back for another episode of the average savage podcast. Our special guests today it's Minnesota links point guard Alexei Brown, with the WNBA. Actually, what's going on? What sounds good. That town, it sounds amazing. I mean nothing against Connecticut, but that Minnesota links has a nice little ring to it. Yeah, for sure. Let's just jump right into it. So I know your dad was in the NBA. So what was that like growing up and was moving around a couple of yeah, well, he was in the league when I was like really young, so I don't really remember too much about it. I only really remember when he played in Orlando, which is the last team you played for. IMBODY played in Toronto a little bit too. I remember living in Toronto early, remember like being at his games or anything like that, but it was really fun. We did have to move around a lot, but we made Orlando home while he was playing in Toronto, I'm pretty sure. So we were in Orlando for a while, but it was really fun. I mean he as much as he traveled, he was still around like a lot, and you know that's that was big for my mom and my family and we're just a really close to the family. So for most of his career and beginning of his you know coaching career in front office stuff, it was just me and my sister. So whenever my mom wanted to, you know, up and go see him or take a somewhere, it was really a problem. But now there's four of us. There was more of us, so, you know, we kind of had a stay put a little bit more while he was on the road. But I mean we made it work. I mean our family super close and a lot of people don't understand how it works, but it does all right. And like when did you realize, like your dad was like in the League? Well, I was used to know your little kid, you love to brag about things that you have nothing to do with. So I was little wearing my dad's Jersey's school, like I feel like Jersey Day or something like that. If we had to like present something cool about your life. Oh Yeah, my dad plays Ya, like that's not about your life, like but okay. So, you know, I knew when I was younger, even before I started playing basketball. You know that was something that I thought was super cool and I was very, very proud of it. Yeah, definitely, that's nope. And how'd you get to start playing basketball? Well, I was just around it a lot and I tried to at everything. I had a dance cheerleading, soccer, but I hated baseball, which I also hated because it was outside it was hot, so I already knew that I had to play indoor sport. I actually play tennis for a while. I remember watching Venus and Serena a ton when I was a little and I wanted to be like them but again, outside, couldn't do it. And then one day I just kind of picked up a basketball and I just started playing with like some girls that lived in our neighborhood and we played in this little wreck ball league for like years. Like it was just all the girls that I knew from around the neighborhood. Like no one really had basketball aspirations for real. We just lugged each other and like being around each other. So we just made a little team and we actually end being really good. It took a lot to like two three years for us to get really good, but that was a process that was really fun for me being on the same team with the same group of girls for like three four years and just watching us to prove and then I was like around seventh grade, eighth grade, and then after that, you know, everyone kind of started, you know, signing their own interests, you know, outside of basketball. So you know, there was like only one or two of US left sticking at that point and then, you know, out thirteen was when I started taking it like real seriously. Got You did you play like Barcity when you were like an eighth...

...grade? I played VARC eight Gradia, as in in Florida, you can do that. So sixth grade I played the eight on the eighth grade team, which is like a huge deal, and then seventh grade I played Jav and then eighth grade, yeah, I played varsity for the first time and and that was a really cool experience. It was a two different high school right. So will I want? For my eighth grade I played like highland, which is Orlando, and then ninth grade I played at Dr Phillips and then I finished it at North Corner in Atlanta. So, like what was the recruiting process? Like we're people like recruiting you when you're at the different schools and like other people came when you're at like other school. Oh yeah, so I committed to Maryland, but the summer after my freshman year. So like there wasn't a lot of like colleges or Creamy at that time. Like I was on a super good a team, like we were stacked. So, you know, I got a lot of attention being on that team and I still wasn't like nearly the player I was I am now then. But you know, Maryland, you know, saw something in me which I really appreciated it. Christie tolliver was and still is, one of my favorite players of all time and I wanted to be just like her. So in Maryland called, I was like yes, yes, this is so it was nice to be done with that process early and then, you know, jumping a different high schools. You know, it was the family decision. FIRST MOVES FROM ORLANDO TO ATLANTA, and I was gonna go Chry and be on one of the super teams that they had in Atlanta already, but my mom was like, you know, I you know, do your own thing, you know, like your own mark somewhere, which I was mad at her for at the beginning because, like why is want to? I say Terry ships and she's like trust me, like this will be better for you. So ended up on a North Wood meant we had a pretty solid team, but we ended up getting like three or four girls move into the district to come play at the school, which was really cool because north gone that really wasn't never school known for having a really, really good basketball team. So for us to like, you know, kind of turn the program around for a couple of years was really fun and you know, we didn't want to say a championship, but we got to a final four. We got to the state tenniship game, which is really cool and a big accomplisher for us. And you played at Maryland for two years and with the two final fours, your all American. So what was like? The overall experience like there? I love I loved it there. DC is a really cool city. It was a Hu mongus school, so I met a lot of really cool people. The atmosphere was great. The men's team like they were pretty okay. They actually they weren't that good when I was there, but they've gotten better since I've left. It was just it was fun. You know, I've met some of my best friends at Mary and I still talk to you Tuesday. It was fun. But you know, I made a decision super early and you know, I don't think it was a wrong decision. I still wouldn't change where I started my colage career at all, but that big ten move like hurt my soul. I hated it and I just didn't like the way they want about it. They didn't give us a heads up about it or anything. The news came out the day after our signing day and we all were like what the hell, like that's messed up, like they could have just want I don't think I would have not signed to Maryland, but it would have been nice to you know, know that they were planning on switching conferences, but I had a really good time at Maryland. You knows, just tim you know, make a change for myself. So what was the ultimate decision my transfers? It was just I just wanted my family to be able to be involved in my college career. So the first year they got to come to like some Road Games because ACC and know, everything's kind of close to it. When at least like the southern part, like where the schools are, but like my mom and dad and siblings. They were never able to come any home games. I think my mom came to want so she came to she came like one of the weekends we had we hosted the mcaa tournament, and I think she came to Green Sporo when we play in the ACC tournament, but we only played one game because we lost...

...early. So she didn't really get to come a lot. And then I really like having like my little siblings come to games too, and they were never able to come because Maryland was just so far, and then big ten and I just forget it, like they weren't at any so the only time my whole family was able to come to games was only got to the final fours. So you know that, I was a huge motivation for me the second year. Of course my okay, well, if I want everybody in the stands, we gotta go back to a final four so everybody can come, and so that was a little fun motivation. But like when I got to do my mom was at every home game pretty much. You know, she scared her car bringing the little ones and they would just drive on up to their room stay will be in my apartment and we would just have a nice little time and then she came back in the car and go right back to Atlanta. But it was really important to have her in the stands. I mean, she never missed any games when I was growing up, so I wanted her to still be a part of that in college. We sure. And what was like? The recruiting process is like different when you were transfer versus like coming out. Well, I mean I guess you're coming on me. Yeah, more like when you transfer you kind of a little bit more control or recruiting because you already have some experience under your belt. Coaches have seen you know you have to offer at the college level. You see how teams are Coch you're older and so you kind of know what you want and don't want out of school and on a team. Honestly, I did not want to go to Duke at all. Like do cloes and email on my radar, but my mom was like, you're going to visit dude, because you're going to go get a good education. You're not transferring just for basketball. So you're crazy if you think you're going to go chase some national championships, because you need to think about your life after basketball. So I was like, so I went to Louisville and it was nice. I love coach walls, like I was going there just for coach walls, like he's awesome. But I was like I cannot see myself living in live itll, like I just couldn't picture it, and I was like this is not where I want to be. And I couldn't been done before because somebody was already number four there. So I was like, I don't think this is the place. So we kind of were stuck and my mom was like just go to dukelets you, like they really like you, like they're interested in you when you were younger too, but you committed early, so they really have a chance. So like giving a chance, silent and I fell in love in like ten minutes. So I was like all right, mom, like you got it. But you know, the visit was a day, I think, because it was so quick. But I fell in love with the campus, with the coaching staff. I met some of the girl of a team that were on campus at the time and it was really fun. It didn't take a lot to get me to go there and you know, it's the best season I've ever made. You have this seems like your mom's write a lot. She is. She really is. You know, MOM's no best. That's real. At least when it comes to my mom. She's like knows like. I doesn't know me, but like, and we're not even like battle, like it is a funny part, but like she knows me so well. So when I'm making big decisions and doing things like that, I always call her, even if I don't like what she has to say. Nine Times out of ten she's right. And what was it your sitting out like it was? I mean I had like so much fun being a normal student for a little bit. I think that's the thing that some people don't understand about transferring, is like you have to be regular a little bit for a year. So if you were picking, you got to pick a place that you feel comfortable at and you know you want to be involved in. So I got to do a lot of things that I never had time to do. I mean not Maryland, because I had like way more free time. I didn't have to travel. You know, practices, I mean presee in practice. Of course I always hard. pleaseason workouts are hard, but once you know season started, you know I was pretty much chilling in practice. You know, plan on a scout team doing ever I wanted, never having to run punishment's friends. You know, it was just really fun. I got to work a lot on my own game, you know, without being detrimentals to the team, like I just got to do whatever, which I think is a huge part about your sit out years. You...

...got to work on your game, like it's not just an of course it's getting ready for the next season, but I mean you have time to work on things that you usually wouldn't have time for being in college. So I like really improve my game. Marcus Hodges is a trainer out of Raley. You know, I linked up with him. You know he changed my game. Like my dad brought my game to one level and Marquis elevated it. You know, I can't thank him enough for what he did for me in my right shirt ear, you know, every time I needed him to come through duke or I needed to go there, like he was there. So you know, he was awesome and you I still work with him to this damn back to go see him next week, actually, before I go to Minnesota, but man, I want to. Everybody needs like I said, you know how you take a gap year between high school and college, like a rest here year, like it's hard not playing, but you know you can take your game to the next level if you do it the right way. Got It. Every time you say to this day just reminds me of that. That mean would Dante whilder and anywhere anyways. But so with today's Day and age, I know you probably seen like a lot of kids are gotting, like the hard transfers of or don't to sit out of her like, would you ever wanted that? Yeah, I don't understand. I was like creating nothing, like I think we might have tried. What they're like. I mean it's cool, like. I mean I see the pros and cons of sitting out more because I had a really positive experience sitting out and like obviously what happened like the next two years, like so, like how much work I put in when I was sitting. But that's not the case for everybody. But I feel like you know, you see coaches leaving and they can just go pop into their next job because though it's a it's a better opportunity. I think there's such a negative sting to put on transfer kids. I mean I feel like some Seris fers. You can understand some. Obviously I'm like, what are you doing, like why are you leaving? And I'm sure a lot of people thought that about me as well. So you never really know what's going on and you know someone's life or anything like that. But I think the year sitting you know, I think it's good. You know, you have to your new and obviously people are transferred to this school because they think that they have something to offer that the team is lacking. Like you don't go to a team like I'm transferring here so I can sit on the bench, like people don't transfer for that. So like of course you will transfer the stuff like that and you kind of just throw that into the mix of the team. You know that could be detrimental to someone's team and to someone season. So it's like you take the year, you get to know, like who you're playing away, you get to figure out how your team works. You could wear in your coaches, because most transfers happen pretty SASS. You kind of just get thrown in. So I didn't like sitting out, but I like got to get to know my teammates. You know, you take cold competitive side out of it, you know, because I'm not coming up to take your minutes. I'm not right now at least. So it was like very genuine friendships and relationships. I buit with my teammates and the coaching staff and in the staff like that works with us like off the court as well. So I personally I don't mind the sitting out. I mean that's kind of just the price you pay leaving a school that you sent your life too, pretty much, and you found like I go. You know, it's a tough year if you make the wrong decision. You can rent the right decision. I don't Fly by and then it makes it that next year you're more special. You know, people are waiting for you to get eligible and in your teammates are, you know, they're excited for you to get eligible. So you know, like I said, it all comes down to making the right decision. Yeah, I think it's kind of getting weird, especially like what the football stuff, like these people are getting like right away to like go play all. Yeah, I'm just like, I mean, I don't even know how that process worst. I know one of the girls at the night little links, just drafted from Notre Dame. She got eligible immediately and we were like what, she's really good. So we were hoping that she was going to sit and we like...

...they're they're gonna be okay, like she's not eligible, and then a couple weeks later she was or like what they so some people can finish that and walk out of them because some people just want to hoop and and I understand that definitely end. Like overall, what was your experience? Like I do, and I know you went too, time all American there. It was awesome, complete opposite of Maryland. It was super small and so everyone pretty much knew everyone. This moment classes then Maryland. No, I'm saying, well, like what's more like how many people are there to do like the I think we have like eight thousand students, okay, something, and I think that's just undergrad but it was like a really tight, close knit community. You know, everybody like hates Duke, so you know, we all just like stuck together, closer to our doctors on the outside. It was really fun. It was actually really funny experience. You know how the guys come and go so fast, not the one and done thing like that wasn't the thing at Maryland. So I saw the same guys on a basketball team for two years and then at Duke I like saw like a whole new team every time I came back for summer school and like are these people people? Like it was just a whole new thing. So that was different. But that was like kind of a cool thing to be around and just a family atmosphere, like I just really liked it. And then being in Grad school was the whole another experience. That was unbelievable. It was so hard. Oh my goodness, I thought I was gonna Die Right. But the Grad students, you know, those are probably some of the coolest people, like I've ever met in my life, never brilliant and all from all over the world. So that was a really cool experience for me as well. Yeah, boy, I know you got true degrees, right. So would you get that? My first, my Undergrad, is in sociology and then my Grad was in business, and I do get the FUQUA school business. They have like a ten months kind of like an accelerated MBA. So it's not really an MBA. So if I guess you'd have levels, you have MBA at the top and then this is an MMS. You like right, under because it takes one year instead of two. But it was like just a little bit of everything, so, you know, some finance, accounting, marketing, just a lot of things that I did not think that my brain would be able to process, and it did. You know, I passed. You know, I made it through. It was a hard battle up fill battle, but I made it and it's probably one of the things I'm proud of. Definitely, you're getting through that business school, and shout out to my teammates back in Bergo and one of our managers are and we've all got through it together. No, we struggled together on road trips, late night study sessions, you know all that. So it was, it was it was a tough experience, but it was something that I would do over for sure. Then, for sure. Hey, it seemed like you just got more pumped on Knight said about your true delusion. For sure, because a lot of people can say they finished Grad School. Yeah, it's sure in a year, you know. So I accomplish for me, like so excited about school and I'm just like because, like that doesn't accomplishment, and to be able to get it done on the court as well, like you know, it's not something that I'd like talk about a time, but sometimes I have to remark. People like, Oh, I don't know what I was doing my last year. It was hard. You could you could have just took classes right. Yeah, I'm saying like it just took like both stretched out. Yeah, for sure. Here's a good stat I'll give you. When I looked it up when I was going to Grad School, it was at the time I was I was like two thousand and fifteen. It was a eight percent of Americans have a Grad degree. Dang, so I think that's I think that's I think that's pretty good. Right. Well, a people, excuse me, am I'm an eight percenter. There you go. All right. So going into after Duke. So you knew you wanted...

...to declare to go to the WNBA. So what was draft day like? Jeff Day was it was fun. It was a world, you know, happen so quickly. Well, for me, not as quickly, because we lost or we lost sixteen. So we get at a little more time, you know, get get my stuff together, but it was really fun. I was like all the other girls who were about to get drafted and we had like a really fun weekend in New York. My family was there, which obviously super important, but it was fun, like getting your name called and holding the Jersey like that something like you dream about when you're little, and then it seeing my dad. My Dad was like, oh my Gosh, over the moon, I got like you did. Drafted me. So it was like it was just really fun. We celebrate it all night and, you know, then I had a cop on a flight the next day to make it a class so that was cool, but it was just something, a moment I dreamed about. So for it to happen and I was really cool and share with my family was the best part. Yeah, you were n the roll pick. Did you know the kind of gets on we're going to drafted or didn't like could do that to some of the team. So there's a handful of teams that I spoke to that I had an idea that I was going to. Actually thought that Seattle might have drafted me because they were looking for a point. But they want Jordan, which is awesome, an amazing pick for them to help them when it's championship. So I mean amazing for them with that PIC and I know Jordan lovest it there. So in Seattle did it take me? I kind of figured that Connecticut was going to be where I ended up, and it was. I'm super excited. I really need any team that picked me out of an excited for so it was. It was just nice to you know, be you have my name up on my first round boord. You know, it was really cool. Yeah, definitely, and I kind of already know what you're interesting to be. But what was your rookie season like? It was a hots it wasn't like yeah, week, I'm men. I can't be. I don't want to be too candid about it because you know, I still have so much respect for that organization and the team and the coaching staff, but it was just like pretty much every day I was just kind of like what are I like, what am I really doing here, like, what did you guys draft me for? And it was just like it was a learning experience for sure. I definitely learned a lot, you know, just being in practice, being around them, watching them, James, since and I didn't really play in any so you know, I had to learn a lot side. But you know, it was completely okay with me because at the end of the day I just was like I'm still I'm still here. This is one of the most competitive leads in the world. So, you know, even in the moments where I was just kind of really down about it, I mean I kind of remark myself like what a big accomplishment. The hardest part is getting into the league and reminding myself about that. But it was a rough it was a rough summer, not gonna lie. Connecticut Super Boring, and so it kind of like just stuck in my own thoughts a lot. But again, you know, I'm super precative of the experience, but I did those a lot of confidence very quickly. You know, you go from being, you know, the top of the world, you know, your senior year, the university that you love, the teammates that you love, you know, accomplishing things that you know you've always want to go compilation and you get to the to the league and you know, I was just humbled a little bit, not that I needed humbling, but I'd never been in a situation like that before for in my basketball career. So I mean I was like, you know, I'd rather have this now then, you know, later on in my career. You know, just let knock it out. The way a little bit, but you know, it was it was a hard summer and, you know, going overseas and I just couldn't wait too good overseas to start playing again and, you know, trying to get my confidence back up, which I did. So you know, I really excited for this for my second year and you know, I can hopefully, no make I mean literally, I could score like two forts this whole season and I would be like an improvement from last year. So excited to improve and, you know, show, show people like what I could bring...

...to the league. So what do you think? I mean it was a comparable to the year you got to sit out for your transferor no, no, because I again in the league. Like you get picked. Yeah, you're like okay, like they picked me, they want me, they they see what I have to offer and they like it, and then you get there and they're kind of like, we don't really like it. So like so why did you pick me? So the whole year it was just kind of like a why, like a big question mark for me personally. I don't know if they felt the same way, kind of like they're like why did we pick her? I mean a lot of people were like why did they pick her? Because it's already a guard heavy roster. So it was like, but that's like that's just one of the pitfalls in the NBA's like they don't we don't have a combine, you don't have time for interviews, you don't have time for that. They kind of look at what you did in college, you know, kind of throwing it into the ocean and hopefully that's something, something works, because they don't have a lot of time to, you know, dissect your game, your your personality and stuff like that. That NBA. The NBA has, and that's just because of the time constraight. But you know, sometimes it works, sometimes it does it was more times it works than it does it and unfortunately I was in one of these situations where it just didn't Mesh. But again, I like I learned a lot. So I guess it was a little bit like my rest year sitting, but my rest or year like I was watching knowing. Okay, like I later, but in Connecticut I was just like, I don't know what they want me to do and I don't think I'm never gonna have a chance to help them in the way that I want to help them. So it was just kind of like a shitty situation, but we obviously they felt the same way because they got me out of there with the quickness. I mean know it'll feelings towards them. I hope they feel the same way, but you know, it was just one of those bunny experiences that you just have to grow from. Yeah, Oh, yeah, another another stay. I've been here in a lot. I think it's one hundred and forty four. That's how many women are in the WNBA Russ yeah, it's definitely like the most competitive week in the world and it's not even close. And then you just have and it's just so funny that some of our best players are like some of our oldest players, like in the NB. Yeah, it's the complete opposite. So I mean that's just as credit to like how women can just take they just take care of their bodies and like the longevity that they have on top of playing year round is incredible to me. But again, playing around like your ear body is always right. So I think that's why the older players are able to, you know, just hot back in the league like it's nothing, because they just came back from hoping for six months now killing everybody and I just come back and, you know, it's like they they never left. So I think that's really cool about our league. But, you know, I'm really excited to see what the future holds, you know, because I know there was a lot of players that aren't in the league that should be, but there's just not enough spots. So I'm ready for you know, our girls as a league, you know, once younger players are able to, you know, find the spot. And what was it like playing overseason hunger this summer? Fun? Yeah, it was really fun. I was really hers because the beginning, like I hated it. Maybe like the first month I was like this sucks, like what am I going to do? But my teammates were great. My American teammate, Rashanda, she just signed training. Can't contact with the liberty. I think she was awesome. You know, she's been playing overseas for a couple of years. So, you know, she kind of took me under her wing to make sure I didn't lose my mind and we got super close really fast, which is really good. But you know, they working like dogs over there. You know, European basketball is not for the those we grinded. I could tell you that and you know, if you don't love being in the gym, like you're going to hate it because you know, to practice a day every day. That's the thing that I didn't think was gonna experience again after I left like Middle School. So I was like this is too much, but I ended up getting used to it, you know,...

I got a little routine and I got that. You know, it was really fun. We got to travel all over here for games, which is amazing. Budapest was an hour from where I live, so we were always there, you know, hanging out, exploring and stuff. So I had a really good time. I think I made the most of the situation. Know why? I seen a lot of players are just kind of sit in their rooms and you're watch netflix and do nothing, but I like I was like that sometimes, but for the most part I tried to, you know, be out and about as often as possible and and may it, may it make time fly, for sure. Yeah, how did your team do overall? We were okay. The season really well. We kind of had a rough pass. We had a coaching change mid season. Actually got to come home a little early. I'm so they're in playoffs right now. They're in the semi finals. Still we had like too many foreign players on our team. So, you know, they kind of like, you know what likes, you can just go if you want. I was like Shit, you all gotta tell me, I will go. So you know, I missed them a lot. I mean I do wish I'll still playing up from China. Want to championship, but they've been killing it still. So yeah, I mean I think the month that I've been able to be home was actually exactly what I needed after, you know, rough summer and then being home and or being away for so long. I mean, I couldn't imagine their stone playoffs right now. So you really would just come straight from playoffs and then jump right into training camp, which probably is going to happen in the future, but after the like working year I had, I mean I think it was nice to you to be able to come home. I'll just take a breath. You don't recuperate a little bit and then cut the training camp. Got It and yeah, drafted was a few weeks ago and you got traded to Minnesota link. So how did you find out? What was you reacting? I had known that I was going to get traded for I mean for a while now it was just a matter of like when it was going to happen. I was actually at the Atlanta Hawks. Came with my brother and my agent called me when we were like walking in. She's like you're about to get traded. So I was like Oh my God, yes, thank you, but she's like I don't know what team yet. So she's like to stay by your phone. So like maybe twenty minutes later she called me. She's like yeah, you're getting traded to the links. Blah, blah, blah. You know, I was super excited. You know that team. You know, they just have a history of greatness, which is awesome. Then they started to everyone's back texting me like do you know you got traded? I guess what, like why would i? Why would I not know that? Like so it was really fun. I'm like it was like drafted all over again. You know, I've half own and stuff like that. You know, you don't really get congratulated on a trade. Everyone, everyone. You know, my dad started a Hashtag glass of our free Lex, like he's a fool for that. You know, everyone was like tweeting me that, sending me posts saying free legs and stuff like that. That was really funny, but it was a good thing to know that, you know, there were others and other coaches that, you know, still saw potential in me after, you know, become with disappointing season I had by summer. So it was like it was good and, you know, I feel like I have a fresh start. So I'm really excited. So we're your goals this season and you feel like you're like under the radar? Oh, yeah, for sure. I mean now, I mean, I mean, I don't want to say there's pressure, but you know, a lot of people were just like you. Didn't, you know, get a chance, you know, to show so I don't want to get out there and beat trash bags. So, you know, I feel like there's a little bit of pressure now that, you know, I do need to prove that, you know, there is a spot for me in this league and I belong in this league. I mean, I just want to help them win games and that's all I want to do. Like I'm not trying to be, you know, a star or, you know, take all the shots or, you know, have all the spotlight or anything like that, because they're already at well oiled machine. You know, I just want to do what I can to help. You know, one of my new...

...goals is I just want to be one of the best shooters in the league. You know, I don't want to just pigeon home myself to be a shooter, but if you know, if I can be really good at one thing in this league, I think it's, you know, being a shooter, you know off the bounce, you know, off the cats are really good at running off his screens. So, you know, I just want to do things like that just showcase, you know, what I've been working on the whole year. Got and they came out with a new logo and New Jersey design. So what are your thoughts on those? I mean, of course, a big ATNT, you know, like but you know, necessary and we could have worst logos at the front of her jerseys. But I like how they have the a team logos on the front now to that are big as well. I like of you know, I'm back in blue, so that's a good sign. I loved Ardu Jersey, so, you know, to be back in Blues Awesome. But I think all the Jersey look really good. I think minike does a really good job with our uniforms, for sure. About the logo? Our logo? No, no, the new WNBA logo. Oh, yeah, I'm gonna say that. I love it, like I don't hate it, but I'm just like, why is this so plain? Yeah, I guess just black and white. Yeah, that's why I was want to go for the person is that looks like Cannis Parker to me. I don't think give you anybody. I don't think they'll say it. If they do, is somebody they need to say one day, because a lot of people thinks cannis Parker because the fucking players she's like long as hell. So, like, who is that? It's not a guard, apparently, but it's cool. I mean I think it's cool that they're trying to, you know, go through the slow rebrand. So I mean I think that's a good sign for the league that they're they're willing to make big changes, in dramatic changes like that. I just wish we could get a freaking president already. Yeah, I read about logos. We don't have a yeah, Lord, I like the Jersey's last year better you do. Yeah, no number on the phone. I just don't like the big ATNT and a bottom. I'm saying there's no numbers on the front. Now, yes, you know I don't pay this and things like that make went straight to the a teen too go and I was just like well, get well, there they're happy about that, then I mean, I guess I for Fur. I don't know if I'd rather have the numbers on the front or the pictures. If you have a cool logo like we are, logos pretty cool, but some other teams have some not as cool logo, so I'm sure they have for fer numbers. But I guess we'll just kind of have to see. I'll let you know when we Canna I put them on and I'll let you know how I feel about are you ready for some fun questions now? Jeez, yes, all right. We'll just one I just came up with. When you're talking about why do you work for? For? My Dad were for in college. So yeah, so you know you can't. He was seven. Obviously professionally you can't wear seven in high school to College. So we want with his college number and you know it's just stuck. So we all are number four. got. Yeah, bring up your dad again. He was a WNBA coach one time. Would you want him to coach you and Wma, you'll sign. I have stay over there. No Way, no. He stopped coaching me when I was young. You know, he knew when it was time to bow out. Yeah, I gotcha. I about. What about three jerseys that you want? That you don't? Three choses that I want that I doubt. Kaepernick Jersey, like, which one? Throw any of them? All right, yeah, just one with his name, a Dame Lillard Jersey and a Kobe Bryant Jersey. Twenty Four. What's the worst question a reporter could ask you after again, after a loss? How do you feel? I feel we just laws, especially it was a game that you shouldn't have loss. Oh my gosh, like, how do you think I feel? Oh, like I remember, this wasn't a of course they're going to ask. So my junior...

...year we play Blueville. They set up their play. It was after halftime and they set up their play going to the wrong way. So we were guarding our own back and they want to got a while open lay up. So at the end we end up winning the game, but the press conference they're like, so, what happened? Like like we did it a purpose, like we didn't do it all we're like they set up the wrong offense, they set up all the wrong on the floor. We got got, like simple. There's no explanation for that. Like you saw a happen. We didn do it on purpose, but they got us. We got a sports center, everything good. Ties. How did you? How do you feel about when randoms ask you to play one on one's face like no, don't want to play one on one. What do you see freaking Steph Curry on the street? Are you going to ask him to play one on one? No, especially like grown as men, I do not want to play you. What a one, and I don't want to play you for my heart either. So don't even ask that. I get that as that more than just play on one on one. and Oh it's so annoying. I like, I don't want to play one. I'm sorry, I had to. I had to bring it up. Of course, it's the wars, all right, this, this one, this one's a good one. Are you ready? Yeah, all right, no, no more chick fil a for life, or you find your soul mate. My mindset right now is I need chick fil a more than a soul today, yesterday, you could ask me in a couple months my mind might change, but right now it's chick fully over everything you want. We like that one. Yeah, it's a going last one. What's something people might not know about you? Let's see something that people might not know about me. I don't know. I like watching like weird TV shows, like I mean they're not weird because obviously, but a lot of people watch someone. But I like watching like like documentaries, like series. So like my six hundred pound life show. I'm about to say orders. I was about to say documentaries aren't weird and then you did sick under pound life. So they're not weird, but it's just kind of like like people are like like see, how do you watch this? You ever seem like the weird? You ever seem like the weird? Like fetish videos is had on like facebook, and the lady was like obsessed with like eating diapers, yes, like addiction. Yeah, like there was a episode where a lady for a guy like Pete and cups and he would drink it and you would like bathe in it and it was disgusting and I couldn't stop watching it. And there was another episode where a guy was had a house full of inflatables and he was in love with them. This is the best one. There was a guy who had a fetish for balloons, so he would go to car dealerships and, like he said, he was rescuing the balloons that they had outside. Yeah, so, you know, I really like shows like that. And then my six hundred pound life, it's just funny because you know, they're like obviously they're like unhealthy. So it's like not a funny show. Like I don't think it's funny at all. I think it's really sad. But there's like moments of the show that they're like talking about food and I'm like saying I feel the same way. Like the Guy I was watching the other day and he was like, when I'm eating breakfast, I think about when I'm eating for dinner, and I was like I do the same exact thing. Like I figured I like watching those shows because one I'm just like it's just as crazy, like how someone can get that big. Yeah, I'm just like what? But then I'm...

...just like food is like that's real, like people really love food. Like I'm just like I understand them, sure, and I don't understand how they can get that healthy. So that part is really sad. But yeah, I make all my friends watch it with me. They then end up liking it. So and because you want the people like lose weight and stuff. It's like awesome to see. Yeah, I put a lot of people on some weird chills like that. Definitely some interesting stuff. Well, I appreciate. I appreciate you coming on and we're people. Find you on social media, Instagram, like the Brown for and twitter. Le See Kai underscore for. Follow me on Instagram, though. That's my favor. Well, I appreciated, and good luck this season. Thank you so much. I.

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