TIME OUT WITH... DIANA TAURASI
This is D.T.'s DT... Mercury guard Diana Taurasi may have won the 2004 WNBA Rookie of the Year award, but she still claims to have never worked a day in her life. Get to know "Dee" in "Time Out."
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  • Favorite sport to play and watch other than basketball?
    Soccer- both to play and watch.
    Favorite professional ahlete, past or present?
    Magic Johnson
    Favorite WNBA player?
    Penny Taylor, my teammate.
    Most influential role model growing up or now?
    My parents.
    Last book you read?
    Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success
    Favorite movie?
    Bronx Tale
    Favorite Actor or Actress?
    Angelina Jolie. That's my girl!
    Favorite musician?
    Tupac. Tupac. Tupac.
    Favorite television show now or when you were growing up?
    "Martin."
    Dream car to own?
    A BMW 745 Li
    Most unusual job you have ever had?
    I've never worked a day in my life.
    What did you study in college?
    Sociology. UConn, baby!
    What do you do to unwind after a game?
    I have dinner with my teammates.
    What did you want to be when you gre up?
    I always wanted to be a dentist.
    Do you have any nicknames?
    Everyone calls me "Dee."
    What do you do in your spare time?
    I watch lots of DVDs and listen to music.
    Favorite clothing brands?
    Nike (and I'm not just giving them a plug), Lucky.
    Do you have any talents that you are proud of?
    I am bilingual.
    Favorite way to stay in shape in the offseason?
    Lots of weights and lots of shooting.
    What is something unusual that happened to you on the court?
    Well it didn't happen to me, but a college teammate of mine once got her foot stuck in between the court and the scorer's table. It was crazy times...
    Once surprising fact about yourself that no one knows?
    That I'm cool.

    (Photos by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty Images)

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