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Charlotte’s Tangela Smith and Tammy Sutton-Brown

Tammy Sutton-Brown has been representing her native Canada in international basketball tournaments for many years now and has been able to experience many great places and cultures. Forward Tangela Smith has also been apart of the United States National Team and both have played overseas in the offseason. Yet even when traveling within the U.S. during the WNBA season, both of these Charlotte Sting teammates find time to stop in on the restaurants and shops they love in a number of cities.

Q. What are some countries you've gotten to travel to for basketball or personal reasons?
Smith: "I love playing in Korea, it's like a New York, there's a lot of things going on and a lot of places I can eat that I like, and the shopping is really good, you can get a lot of clothes made."
Sutton-Brown: "Basketball has literally opened up the world to me. I've been everywhere from Korea to Brazil to Australia. I've pretty much touched every continent. Oh, and I'm from Canada. Everyone has their own cultures, and the experiences I have had are incredible."

Tammy Sutton-Brown and Tangela Smith have both seen and done a great deal in their distinguished careers.
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Q. What is one place you haven't been that you would like to see?
Sutton-Brown: "I know I really want to see Africa. I've had some opportunities, but stuff has always come up."
Smith: "I think I've been there but not for a long time, I want to go to France."

Q. What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
Smith: "I went to Jamaica with my family, we had a cruise there, that was a nice, it was my family reunion."

Q. What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?
Sutton-Brown: "When Miami had a team, that was up there. I like L.A.. I graduated from Rutgers which is close to New York."

Q. What is the best WNBA city to go out shopping
Smith: "Chicago, New York, they have this one store for tall women called the Tall Girl shop, in Chicago and New York, they have the taller jeans which are hard to find.

Q. What is the best WNBA city to dine out?
Sutton-Brown: "In New York, I always hit up the Shark Bar on the Upper West Side. It is a great soul food place. In L.A., it's Rascal's Chicken and Waffles."
"I go everywhere so none really stand out."

Q. What are the best places to shop and dine out in your city - neighborhoods, specifically?
Smith: "When my family is in Charlotte I like to go to this amusement part called Carowinds, and I eat a lot of soul food there's a lot of soul food restaurants in Charlotte."

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