Forward Shameka Christon made a big impact in her rookie season. But the newest New Yorker also thinks she can light it up on the big screen as well. Get to know Shameka in the latest installment of "Time Out."
  • Time Out Index
  • Favorite television show?
    Favorite movie?
    Favorite actor?
    Vin Diesel and Morris Chestnt
    Favorite actress?
    Tamela Jones
    Favorite musician?
    Beyonce Knowles
    Favorite song to sing karaoke?
    What is your favorite book?
    He's Just a Friend,/i> by M.B. Morrison
    What is your favorite food?
    What is your favorite color?
    Pink and purple
    Do you have any pets?
    A pit bull named Icesys. She can sit when you tell her to, barks when you say "speak" and can even shake your hand, too.
    Do you have a nickname?
    Yes. "Meka." It's short for Shameka...
    Who has been a role model for you in basketball?
    Cynthia Cooper.
    If you could play one-on-one against anyone, past or present, who would it be?
    Tracy McGrady, because I love his game and I feel as though he could teach me a lot.
    When did you first become interested in basketball?
    In 8th grade. I always said that I wanted to become the first female to play in the NBA, but I knew that wasn't going to happen. I wanted to play in the WNBA since it started.
    What is your favorite moment on the court?
    Playing the Olympic team in the WCBA All-Star Game at the Final Four in 2004. And when I scored 40 points against Vanderbilt my sophomore year at Arkansas.
    What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hobbies
    Hanging out with friends, shopping, movies, community service.
    What other talents are you proud of?
    The ability to communicate and relate to people...
    Who was a major non-basketball influence in your life?
    My mother. She has been through it all. She is strong, spiritual and loving and shaped me into the person I am today.
    What is one surprising fact about yourself that some people do not know?
    I never lived the wild college life.
    What achievement are you most proud of?
    Graduating college.
    What is the most unusual thing that has happened to you?
    Turning 22. I realize that I am getting older really quick.
    If you were not a basketball player, what would you be?
    An actress, because of my personality.
    When your playing career is over, what might you pursue?
    Coaching. I love the game and want to give back.

    (Photos by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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