Monday, December 11, 2006
LOS ANGELES --Lisa Leslie will miss the WNBA season because the three-time league MVP is pregnant with her first child.
"I will be cheering my teammates on," she said Thursday, when it was announced Lakers owner Jerry Buss had sold the team to season-ticket holders Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson.
Leslie, who married pilot Michael Lockwood in 2005, said the couple doesn't yet know the baby's sex.
"I've been working out," she said. "I haven't been sick."
Leslie, a three-time Olympic gold medalist as a U.S. national team stalwart, plans to return in 2008.
"I want to play in the Olympics," she said.
She led the Sparks to championships in 2001 and 2002 -- the same season she became the first WNBA player to dunk in a game. The Sparks' court at Staples Center is named for her.
Good for her. Now who started that nasty rumor that all women in the WNBA were lesbians?