All-Star Chat with Shannon "Pee Wee" Johnson
Join Shannon for a live chat on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET.|
Chat live with All-Star Sun guard Shannon "Pee Wee" Johnson this Thursday, July 10th at 1:30 p.m. ET on connecticutsun.com.
Talk to Shannon about her first season in Connecticut with the Sun and how she feels about making her fourth trip to the WNBA All-Star game held this Saturday, July 12th at Madison Square Garden.
Mark your calendars and chat with Shannon live on Thursday, July 10th at 1:30 p.m. ET on WNBA.com.
Huskyfan, Simsbury CT: Congrats on being selected for the All-Star game (I'll be there to cheer you and Keesh on) ... What do you think it's gonna take to make the Sun stronger in the second half of the season?
Shannon Johnson: I think a lot of patience as far as relying on each other. We've been very successful hitting the open player and getting our shots. We just need to be a little more consistent.
Jeroen (Holland) Rick Brunson rules!!!: Hey P-Dub, Whats it like to be in the locker room prior to a All*Star game?
Shannon Johnson: It's a lot of fun because we've all played against one another, and then to get to know each other off the court is a lot of fun. We don't even talk a lot basketball. We exchange phone numbers and autographs. We have a lot of time to get to know each other.
Ashley Robinson ( Grove Hill, AL): What's up Pee Wee! I am 5'4 and you are really holding it down for the short sistas. How does it feel to be able to drive and score on a 6'5 post player!
Shannon Johnson: It's a lot of fun. But it's a team game so I can get the ball to other players. I love when someone comes over to block my shot and I hit a penetrating player that's open.
Samantha East Hampton CT: Hey Pewee! How does it feel to play with Rebecca Lobo, Debbie Black and Katie Douglas????????? Do you think thew East will beat the west in the all star game????????
Shannon Johnson: It's great playing with these ladies. Debbie and Rebecca have added a lot to the team over the year. I think this year the West is in trouble because they're afraid of the East.
nishia(florida): Hey Pee wee the orlando crownd is missing you alot but how did you feel when you heard the news that orlando miracle are moving????
Shannon Johnson: I felt bad about the leave from Orlando cause the fans were great. But we were very grateful that Mohegan Sun picked us up so we didn't have to break everyone up. We loved the fans in Orlando, but we're also very happy that the Mohegan Sun let us keep our team together and play together for another year.
Danny (Hollywood,FL): What do you think of the Sun's new uniforms?
Shannon Johnson: I think throughout the league that the uniforms are different. They always used to tell us to tuck the shirts in and be more ladylike. We have our signature in the WNBA game because of the ball skills and not because the jerseys are different.
Tiffany ( chicago): I would just like to say That I like to watch you play. What are some of your goals you want to accomplish in the wnba? Thanks!
Shannon Johnson: My first goal is to win a world championship. But you have to take it in steps. We're trying to get our record going. All players want to win a championship, but each day you need to take a step that's towards meeting that goal. I think getting better game by game is the key to winning a championship.
NEW YORK CITY: I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT U ARE ONE OF THE BEST TO PLAY THE GAME OF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL.HOW DO U FEEL TO BE KNOWN AS ONE OF THE SHORTEST PLAYERS IN THE WNBA? AND WHO IS THE PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE U HAVE PROBLEMS GOING AGANIST?
Shannon Johnson: It's fun being a small size because people think you're supposed to be 6 foot. Over the years it's been Debbie Black, but now it's tough in practice. I'm thankful now that she's on my team.
New Orleans: Pee Wee,you are one of my favorite players.How do you feel being voted in the All-Star game again?
Shannon Johnson: I'm very happy that I get the opportunity to represent the East and the Sun. Any opportunity to represent your team and your league is great. I'm excited to win this year. I hope we can.
Shannon Johnson: I just want to say thanks to all my fans. Sorry I didn't get to everybody's questions. We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday and hopefully bring a win to the East.