Dear Fans,

It was announced today, Aug. 9, that I will not be activated for the 2000 WNBA Playoffs. I want to thank you for being so incredibly supportive the past two seasons even though I haven't played. I have received countless e-mails and letters with words of encouragement. You can't possibly know how much they have meant to me.

My knee is healthy and feeling great. My legs are stronger than ever. I have no doubt in my mind that I will be completely ready for the 2001 season.

I plan to continue working out diligently and preparing for my return to the court. I am already exploring the option of playing overseas next year so that I can get back on the basketball court in competitive situations before the next WNBA season.

Right now the Liberty are on a roll after clinching the regular season Eastern Conference title. I am thrilled for the team and excited that I will be able to travel with them throughout the playoffs. I definitely anticipate the Liberty being in the Championship Series ... and hopefully taking care of the unfinished business of bringing the WNBA championship to New York City.

I will continue to update everyone on the happenings in "My World" and also look forward to giving my Fan Club Members the inside scoop and basketball tips they've come to expect.

I appreciate your letters! Remember to send them to:

P.O. Box 385
Medfield, MA 02052

Much love and a big SHOUT OUT to everyone!

-Rebecca