#FIBAWWC Lauren Jackson | Pulling Off An Incredible Comeback at 41

This month, we’re celebrating the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 coming to Sydney by highlighting a different player each week in September.

By the time Lauren Jackson retired due to injury in 2016 she was considered the greatest basketball player Australia had ever produced. She’s a four-time Olympic medallist, a three-time WNBA MVP and the only Australian player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. But, it turns out, she’s not done yet. Early this year, Lauren, 41, signed with the semi-pro NBL1 Albury Wodonga Bandits, and in August she was named in the Opals squad for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup – a full 12 years after her last appearance in the competition.

In this episode, WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin chats with the iconic athlete about how she grappled with her demons to pull off a fairy-tale comeback, just by taking it one step at a time.


This podcast was hosted and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.

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