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This is Our Game: Tammy Sutton-Brown

Charlotte's Tammy Sutton-Brown
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Charlotte Sting center Tammy Sutton Brown has been an All-Star in her career, but as she enters her fifth season, she is looking at the bigger picture... in basketball and in life. So what makes the Rutgers alum tick? What drives her or inspires her when she needs that extra motivation?

Q. What is your motivation when don't feel like working out, running that extra mile, or waking up early?
"You have to see the bigger picture and always look ahead. There is always a goal that needs to reach. There are definitely times when you don't want to get up and go for that run, but something inside you tells you to do it. Practice, repetition… the more you do something, the more it becomes habit."

Q. Was there a time in your life when you thought about giving up the game?
"I think everyone has their ups and downs. There are times when the season just continues to go and you just want the end of the season. Like I tell kids every time I talk to them, we have options. I can work 9 to 5, but I'm getting paid to do something that I love to do. I am playing a sport every day, and they want to pay me. I'm okay with that."

Q. What are some other goals you've set for yourselves off the court that you are interested in or pursuing?
"I love kids. Hopefully I'll have a couple of my own, so I'll probably end up doing something with them. For years I had wanted to open up a day care center, so maybe that is something I can pursue in the future."

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