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From Down Under to Seattle ... Jackson rules

Originally Published: July 22, 2004
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Seattle's Lauren Jackson came out of the locker room after a recent game wearing a Border Bandits T-shirt, explaining, "Had it made for my daddy."

It was a new "throwback" shirt representing an Australian club team her father had played for. And then she talked about why the Olympics were so important.

"See, I'm representing my country, and there's a whole lot of history there with my mom and dad," she said of hoops-playing parents Maree and Gary. "So that's my No. 1 priority. ...

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