Monday, January 18, 2010

So Thankful!! Happy MLK Jr., Day!!

Today is a day of thanks! There are so many things that I am thankful for that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has provided for me and so many others. I'm over in France with great teammates and learning different languages and cultures. I know that this would not have been possible if it wasn't for Dr. King. I'm traveling the world, I'm a WNBA Champion, I have my HOPE Foundation! I am truly blessed, y'all!!

Today is about service, and coming together, and today I'll be with my teammates to bond. I'm hoping that all of you will be with family, friends, and loved ones on this day as well, working to make this world a better place for everyone.

My thoughts and prayers are with those in Haiti and affected by the earthquake in Haiti, as well as with everyone out there spending this day providing service to those in need. Go out and BE/MAKE a difference!!

Take care everyone!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

HOPE Matters - Haiti Donation

Hey everyone!!!

I wanted to let you all know that my foundation (HOPE Foundation) is going to be supporting those in need in Haiti. We are going to join w/ UNICEF to send goods over to Haiti, but I want to take it a step further and send some HOPE tshirts over the the children at St. Damien Children's Hospital in Haiti.

If you want to join us in support, you can purchase a shirt for $15 and it will be sent in our care package on January 25th! Please use the link below to purchase a shirt, and your name will be included in the HOPE Inquirer care package that will be sent to St. Damien. I hope to visit Haiti if I have time to do a bit more, but while I'm in France, I wanted to make sure that we did something on behalf of HOPE.

Thanks for listening everyone!!


Friday, January 8, 2010

News From France!!

Temeka Johnson is the official replacement for Caroline Aubert at USO Mondeville.

She is a member of the 2009 WNBA champion, Phoenix Mercury, and has played in the WNBA since 2005.

She played for Maccabi Ashdod in Israel this season and averaged per game 13 points and 5.6 assists in 30 minutes.

Johnson has already made her début in a friendly match against Roche Vendée (82-48).

Her arrival ended Belgium international Marjorie Carpreaux' short stay at the club.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

#28 LSU Tigers Players of the Decade

Check out the article below!!

30 Greatest Tigers of the Decade: #28 Temeka Johnson

by Poseur on Jan 3, 2010 12:00 PM CST

#28 Temeka Johnson

Temeka Johnson is the greatest point guard in LSU's history. She won the Lieberman Award her senior year, 2005, awarded to the nation's top point guard. She guided LSU to the Final Four every year she was a starter, and graduated with just about every record for assists one can imagine. She went on to the WNBA success and won a national title with the Mercury.

But, really, we can't not talk about The Turnover. It's a shame that someone as accomplished as Jonhson will always be remembered first not for all of the great plays she made, but for one mistake. In the semifinals against Tennessee in 2004, LSU slowly lost its lead and found itself tied at 50 with 6 seconds to play. Johnson, playing through an injury, made a bad pass in the backcourt, turning the ball over. The Lady Vols put in an uncontested layup off the giveaway and won 52-50. It is easily the most painful loss in LSU women's basketball history.

So let's look at the great things Temeka did for the program. First and foremost among them, she arrived as a partial qualifier in 2000 and was therefore required to sit out the 2000-2001 season. Instead of compalining, Temeka worked hard in the classroom and graduated in August of 2004, earning an extra year of eligibility.

And what an extra year. Johnson did everything she could to avenge that loss in 2004, and earned the aforementioned Liberman Award and All-American honors en route to setting the SEC record for career assists. Beware arbitrary end points, but LSU's media guide notes she is the only player in LSU history with 1000 points, 500 assists, and 50 rebounds. Which is even more absurd when you think that she was a small 5'3".

On a team dominated by the frontcourt stars, Johnson's guiding hand kept the team on track. She was overshadowed by Augustus and Fowles, but she was every bit as important of a cog in those great teams. No, they never won the national title, but consistent greatness is never truly appreciated. Four straight Final Fours is a tremendous accomplishment, one that was made possible by the greatest point guard we ever had the good fortune to have.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know that it has been some time since I have posted a blog, but as you all know I have been a little busy. But mostly trying to spend as much time with my family as possible. The Christmas holiday was great. I got to spend the day with my family and enjoy the day. I had them all over my house before we went to go and see Alvin and the Chipmunks at the movies. THE KIDS LOVED IT (and so did I shhhhhhhhhhh).

Anyways, from there I had to hop on a plane and head over to France - where I am now. It is fairly cold, but it is rather nice. My teammates have been real cool so far and the coach seems to know what it is that he is talking about, so I am interested in seeing how this will work out. I think it can be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. We shall see!!!!!!!!!.

Anyway let me talk to you about what goes on here in France for the new year. On New Year's Eve everyone has a party and each person has to wear a costume. Now, when they fist told me this, I was like NO WAY - I am not participating in this! This is not what I signed up for LOL. But I didn't want to start out being a Party Pooper, so I went and rented a costume.

I was (are u all ready for this??) a French Maid! lol

My teammates didn't know what I was going to be, except for one, so I told them that I was coming as a basketball player. With that said, they were all thinking that I wasn't going to participate. But when I walked in they were all surprised and very happy. We had a blast!

I will keep you all posted on things here. Until then, have a safe and blessed day today and be thankful for being blessed with another year!!!!!

PS: Thank you all for following me and supporting me throughout 2009 I only hope for the same and more for 2010 I cannot do it without you. Thanks again!