Kara Braxton of the Detroit
Shock checked in to answer some questions from her WNBA.com Playoffs Mailbox.
Here's what she had to say after the Shock's first round series against the Connecticut
Q. Hi Kara, i just want to tell you and the team good
luck in the first round. How does it feel to be in the playoffs I hope all of
you make it and win the champion good luck to all of you.
Braxton and the Shock promise to make a run at it next year.|
"Unfortunately, we weren't able to get through Connecticut in the first round
of the playoffs. Although it felt good to get there, everybody on this team plays
to win, so coming up short has left a bad taste in our mouths. Hopefully we'll
come back healthy next year, and make a run at the championship."
Kara! How are you and your son is doing? Well I just wanted to wish you and the
Shock the bets of luck in the playoffs. I know it's been an up and down season
and yall are in the playoffs and also i've enjoyed watching you every game when
you played. So what has been the biggest adjustment for you all season?
Braxton: "Thanks a lot, Madison. My son and
I are doing just fine. The biggest adjustment for me this season was being a mother
and juggling my time between taking care of Jelani and playing basketball. Because
he's so young, when we travel I'm not able to bring him with me. As far as just
playing basketball, the biggest adjustment was not starting. It didn't change
how I prepare for a game, but it was different coming off the bench for most of
Q. My question is whats the best part about playing
for the for the Shock? Do you any real good friends on the team? If so who are
they? Keep up the good work.
Braxton: "Hey Tiffaney.
One of the best parts about playing for the Shock is that it is so close to home.
I'm originally from Jackson, and my sister and family have been able to see me
play a lot and also help me with Jelani. I don't have any friends on this team
(said within ear-shot of several players, and met with a lot of laughter). No
seriously, everybody on the team is a friend. I hang out with everybody. It's
a great group of people, and we all get along really well."
Kara, First you are a awesome player! and i look up to you so much! was playoff
training hard? was it like training camp or easier? Well... good luck in the
Braxton: "Thanks Alexandra. Training camp was probably
different for me than most players because I was still trying to get back into
shape from having Aelani, so not only was I trying to learn a new system and new
players, but I was dealing with my conditioning. Once the playoffs roll around,
your preparation is pretty much the same as any other game. When you're playing
a team you've already seen four times during the season you know each other pretty
well, so we put in some new plays and made some adjustments after the first game
Q. Hi Kara, how are you? I really enjoyed seeing you
play this season against L.A. Few questions to ask you. Can you dunk, and what
kind of music do you listen to before game time? thankx and good luck.
Braxton: "Hi Karisa. I'm doing good thanks. Yes, I can dunk, and
before games I listen to Young Jeezy and Down South music. Thanks for the questions
everybody. Sorry we weren't able to win it all for you this year, but we'll be
back next year to make another run at it."