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Team USA gets infusion of new blood

Updated: September 13, 2002, 9:00 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Orlando guard Shannon "Pee-Wee'' Johnson actually asked the first question of this interview.

"You sure you want to talk to me?'' she said.

It was the day after the WNBA Finals had ended in Los Angeles, and the U.S. national team was practicing south of L.A. on the campus of UC-Irvine. Well, not all of the team. The Sparks' Lisa Leslie, DeLisha Milton and Tamecka Dixon and New York's Tari Phillips -- a replacement on the U.S. team for injured Houston star Tina Thompson -- weren't ...

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