Australian sporting great Lauren Jackson has confirmed the bronze-medal match at the basketball World Cup will be her last for the Opals.
Lauren Jackson : Why did retire | Partner | Net worth
Lauren Elizabeth Jackson AO is an Australian professional basketball player.
|11 May 1981
|1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
|187 lb (85 kg)
|Murray (Lavington, New South Wales)
|2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 1997, when she was 16. In 1998, she led the AIS team that won the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) championship.
Jackson joined the Canberra Capitals for the 1999 season when she turned 18 and played with the team off and on until 2006, winning four more WNBL championships.
From 2010 to 2016, Jackson played with the Canberra Capitals, which she did during the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) offseason during the time she continued WNBA play.
Why did retire
Jackson retired in 2016 due to persistent knee injuries. Australian basketball legend Lauren Jackson has been named to contest a fifth World Cup in September 2022. Jackson retired in 2016 due to persistent knee injuries.
Three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson, who was forced to retire from the league following the 2012 season due to injuries, has been named to the Australian team for the upcoming FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup at the age of 41.
It’s the pinnacle of what has been a noteworthy comeback for the Hall of Famer.
Sandy Brondello, the New York Liberty and Australian team coach, told Jackson on Tuesday that she had made the team in an emotional exchange posted on social media. Brondello, also a former WNBA player, once played alongside Jackson on the national team.
“Congratulations, Lauren Jackson, you’re going to another World Cup,” Brondello said. “You should be incredibly proud, Lauren. And I am incredibly proud, because what you did to achieve this, it really is amazing. It shows a lot about you as a person and your hard work and dedication. Hey, you put your mind to it, and here it is.”
Lauren Jackson Partner
Lauren Jackson is currently married to her long-term boyfriend, Paul Bryne, a former basketball player and journalist by profession.
Although there is little information on how the couple met, it is known that they married in 2014 in front of a small group of family and friends.
Following that, in October 2016, Jackson revealed on Instagram that she was carrying her first child and published a snapshot of her small but developing tummy.
Later, Lauren gave birth to a baby, a son, on February 2, 2017, named Harrison “Harry” Gray Jackson.
In the following year, she gave birth to her second child, Lenny. The four-person family is claimed to be living peacefully in Melbourne for the time being.
Australian professional basketball player Lauren Jackson has a net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2022.
The professional basketball player, age 41, makes a respectable living from his sport. He took time off to receive medical attention before retiring in 2016 due to ongoing problems with knee pain.
However, Jackson made a triumphant courtside return in 2022 and has since sworn allegiance to the New South Wales Albury Wodonga Bandits. He stopped playing completely for about six years.