Lauren Jackson is an icon in women’s basketball. She is considered one of the hottest women in the sport. You can see more pictures of her, a video and a biography below.
Lauren Jackson is widely considered to be the best female Australian basketball player of all time and one of the best in the world.
Lauren Elizabeth Jackson was born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia on May 11, 1981. Her parents are Gary and Maree Jackson who were basketball representatives so Lauren has been around basketball literally her entire life. She started playing when she was only 4-years-old. She grew to be 6′ 5″ and 187 pounds.
Lauren Jackson was a silver medalist in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, a silver medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, a gold medalist in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and a gold medalist in the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women in Brazil. Lauren was drafted by the US team, the Seattle Storm, in 2001 and has played for them since then. She was voted WNBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2003. She has played for a Russian team for a few games in 2005 and after that season she signed to play with South Korea. She was awarded MVP in Korea in 2007.
Lauren was featured in the 2005 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She also posed nude in the Australian magazine, Black & White in 2004. Black & White has done a nude shoot of Olympians for the past several Olympic Games. Its not considered particularly controversial because of the nudes are done tastefully and it features both male and female athletes.