This is the first trip back to Seattle for Los Angeles Sparks guard Betty Lennox since she was voted to the Seattle Storm All-Decade Team earlier this month. Lennox was honored at center court before the game, receiving a bouquet of flowers from Storm CEO Karen Bryant and a nice hand from the KeyArena crowd.
Earlier, Lennox talked to reporters about being named to the All-Decade Team and more.
What do you think about being selected for the Storm All-Decade Team?
I think it’s a great accomplishment. I’m happy; I’m excited.
Had you heard anything about the process before finding out you were picked by fans?
The news that I heard was actually me being on it. Again, it’s just an honor. Awesome award; I’m happy to be a part of it.
Do you know anything about the rest of the team?
I think JB’s on it? I don’t know who’s all on it because our schedule’s been busy, so I haven’t had time to sit at the computer. The media person told me there; he just mentioned my name. I’m happy to be a part of the team that everyone selected. In some sense, I think it’s well-deserved.
This is your third trip back to the Key. Will it ever feel normal to be a visitor again?
It’s been, like you said, three times, and every time there’s something to get me caught up in the moment. I’m beginning to think it’s planned so I won’t play well. Hopefully tonight. I haven’t played well since I left here. I think it’s a great honor; I appreciate what they’re going to do for me. Hopefully we can get that on out of the way and I can play and we can get a win tonight.
How do you feel about how you’re playing and how this season has gone?
I can always do better, but with this team you have to sacrifice things. That’s the difference you see in my game, because I’m sacrificing. With this team that’s what we’re supposed to do. But I’m having a lot of fun. No matter how our record’s reflecting on us, I’m having fun, and that’s the most important thing to me.