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LJ jersey retirement night July 15!!!!!
Jun 24th, 2016 at 7:07am
 
Ok, I'm excited  Grin

just woke up and read this:

http://storm.wnba.com/news/seattle-storm-retire-lauren-jacksons-jersey-keyarena-...

She will be in town for the first time since 2012 for this....too bad it's kind of short notice (people might be out of town) but it's great they're doing this and she can come out!!!

Edited to add: this is maybe the best and most succinct quote I've read so far about her-- says what I think and in a much better way than I could:

“As hard as the finality of this is, I am extremely excited to celebrate Lauren’s career,” said Storm head coach Jenny Boucek. “She was a player that wow’ed me on a regular basis and remains a friend that I will treasure for life. In my opinion, she is the most dominant player the women’s game has ever seen. Not only was she the most talented, but she was also second to none as a fierce competitor. She is one of those rare players that, when she would set foot in a gym, everyone knew we could win a championship.” (italics mine)

FIERCE!!!
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Re: LJ jersey retirement night July 15!!!!!
Reply #1 - Jun 25th, 2016 at 3:52am
 
Really glad that they are going to honor her. Hopefully there will be a big crowd! Too bad im on my holiday in Italy. But gonna try to tune in from there. LEGEND
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Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2016 at 9:28am
 
People on other boards are saying the Key better be sold out.  Not 9000+ sold out, but 17,000+ sold out.

The one way to do that is to get the loudmouthed sports talk radio guys in town (Softie, I'm looking at you) to hype this.  After all, Lauren was one of their most outspoken advocates for keeping the Sonics in town.  They should remember that and honor her to say "thanks".

It would be great if Stormfans innudated those stations with requests for the on air hosts to talk about her and this night.  We can't leave it up to the Storm's marketing dept.  We've seen how they're often woefully bad at PR.
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Reply #3 - Jun 29th, 2016 at 12:26pm
 
czechchick7 wrote on Jun 25th, 2016 at 9:28am:
People on other boards are saying the Key better be sold out.  Not 9000+ sold out, but 17,000+ sold out.

The one way to do that is to get the loudmouthed sports talk radio guys in town (Softie, I'm looking at you) to hype this.  After all, Lauren was one of their most outspoken advocates for keeping the Sonics in town.  They should remember that and honor her to say "thanks".

It would be great if Stormfans innudated those stations with requests for the on air hosts to talk about her and this night.  We can't leave it up to the Storm's marketing dept.  We've seen how they're often woefully bad at PR.


I agree but wish there wasn't a Mariners game that same night, dammit, tho luckily no Reign FC game....
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Reply #4 - Jul 1st, 2016 at 9:09pm
 
Storm advertising "$15 tickets for #15 LJ night"-- and no fees!

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/storm/EN/promotion/home?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTURVeU5...

edited to add: for first 1500 buyers

edited again: to fix link
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Reply #5 - Jul 2nd, 2016 at 7:00am
 
It seems the marketing staff is going all out to sell out the Key. 

But...I take exception to basically using Lauren to fundraise for them.  As a longtime STH, I shouldn't have to buy $500 worth of tickets for the opportunity to see Lauren in a meet and greet.  I'm not rich-I have a hard time buying my season tick.  But now they want me to pay almost DOUBLE that for an event?! 

I told a staff person that I'd be willing to pay $50 to see Lauren and be able to say "thank you" to her in person-no picture with her, no fancy food, etc.  If they did that, they'd get a better response, instead of alienating a big chunk of their longtime STH's. 

But from what I've been told, the new group of staff are all about getting the big corporate dollars and scoring the big bucks in one shot.  The days of having a staff that cares about the avg. fan are fading into the past.  There's only a handful of veteran staffers left who do that.  The rest are trying to make the biggest splash possible in the shortest amount of time-all corporate, all the time.
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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2016 at 9:16pm
 
just read it will be a post-game ceremony for retiring her jersey (somehow I was expecting pre-game, guess I'm just more used to those)
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Reply #7 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 1:03am
 
This may get you guys excited. From Twitter, posted Sunday night:

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Lauren Jackson ‏@laurenej15 
So excited to see my girls in a few hours xxxx 💚💛💚💛💚💛💚❤️ @S10Bird @Abby_Knight10 🏀🏀🏀 @seattlestorm 😊😘😁 & my fave city in the world #Seattle
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Reply #8 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 5:52am
 
The retirement ceremony is post-game, the meet and greet is pre-game.  But that might end up being cut short.  Nobody really knows what's going on.
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Reply #9 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 10:10am
 
Storm04.10 wrote on Jul 11th, 2016 at 1:03am:
This may get you guys excited. From Twitter, posted Sunday night:

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Lauren Jackson ‏@laurenej15 
So excited to see my girls in a few hours xxxx 💚💛💚💛💚💛💚❤️ @S10Bird @Abby_Knight10 🏀🏀🏀 @seattlestorm 😊😘😁 & my fave city in the world #Seattle


thanks for the notice!!
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