Jordan Answers Your Questions
August 18, 2003
What's been the biggest challenge in going from the Lobos to the WNBA? Do you talk to your old teammates? We saw you in Phoenix, and the bandage on your thumb. Are you okay?
Kate (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Making the change from the Lobos to the WNBA: basically, just the physicalness of the game, and it's a lot more up-tempo. Every time you step up a level, it's going to be like that. I talk to my old teammates all the time, my roommates — Missy, Mandi, Chelsea, Daja. My thumb is fine. I just have a sprain — I keep spraining it over and over again. But it's fine.
Welcome to the big leagues! Do the little kids come up to you after the game looking for autographs like they did in Lobo territory? What, if any, are the similarities between The Pit and the Lynx home court? Has everyone there been treating the "token rookie" okay? We are cheering big time for you AND the Lynx as a whole!
Margaret (Boise, Idaho)
It's different here in the big leagues. I don't get as many people coming up to me and looking for my autograph like I did, because obviously, I'm just the little guy here! I think The Pit is a one-of-its-own-type of place — the people are all on top of each other. In the pros, it's a lot more spread out. Everybody's been treating me really well here as a rookie — they're teaching me a lot and keeping an eye out for me and teaching me the ropes, so it's been good.
Jordan, can you talk about the condition of your back, whether it is still a concern, and what you do to strengthen it?
Alan (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
I've been doing a lot of rehab on my back, just trying to get it stronger, just trying to take care of it. It seems to be doing good.
What is your favorite TV show?
#1 Lynx Fan (New York, New York)
My favorite TV show right now is probably Will And Grace.
Who are you closest to on your team?
Nicole (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Closest on the team? It's probably between Georgia and Michele Van Gorp.
What are your plans for the offseason? Are any players planning on staying in the Twin Cities? I wish you continued success!
I am going to be playing in northern France, and I think that most of the players on the team won't be in the Twin Cities — they'll probably go off and do other jobs for the rest of the year.
You've brought a lot of New Mexico fans to the Lynx and to the WNBA. Have you had a sense of support from your NM fans?
Tracey (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
My New Mexico fans are the best. They've stuck by me through everything. They're just the greatest fans in the country, and I would say that out of any fans. They're awesome — they're always there supporting me. Having fan mail from them always makes my day brighter!
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