TIME OUT WITH...
ELENA BARANOVA
Like any typical Russian superstar basketball player, New York Liberty center Elena Baranova looks up to and admires... NBA legend Larry Bird. Get to know Elena in the latest installment of "Time Out."
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  • Favorite U.S. city to visit?
    Miami
    Favorite place to visit anywhere in the world?
    Moscow, Russia
    Favorite sport other than basketball – to play, to watch?
    Bowling, Figure Skating
    Favorite pro athlete?
    Larry Bird
    Who is your favorite WNBA player?
    None
    If you had to live in one place anywhere in the world all year long?
    My House near Moscow
    Most influential role model?
    None
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Olympic Gold Medal
    What languages can you speak?
    Russian, English
    How many brothers and sisters do you have, and what are their names?
    None, unfortunately I’m the only child
    Last book you read?
    Spare instinct (Russian mystery)
    Favorite movie?
    All Russian comedies
    Favorite actor or actress?
    Julia Roberts
    Best song of all time?
    We are the Champions
    Dream car to own and drive?
    Monster Truck
    Favorite clothing store or brand of clothing?
    Nike, Tall Girl
    What is your favorite food?
    Different kinds of Pasta
    What do you like to do to unwind after a game?
    Drive a car with loud music
    Favorite way to stay in shape during the offseason?
    Play pro basketball (I usually play all year round) and practice with my favorite men’s team (Mytischi Bison)
    What is your dream profession, other than being a WNBA All-Star?
    When I was a kid - teacher; for now - to become a coach in Elena Baranova’s Basketball School

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