Friday, September 21, 2012


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Temeka Johnson put on a show in what could possibly be her last home game with the Tulsa Shock.

Johnson scored 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the field to lead the Shock to a 78-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night, for their third straight win and the franchise's longest in three seasons in Tulsa.

With just two road games remaining and Johnson a free agent after the season, nothing seems certain for 2013. Asked if she wanted to return, Johnson said, ``Of course.''

After thinking about it, she added: ``I won't rule it out. It's been a very difficult season, something I've never experienced. We've lived the highs and lows but you always want to make a difference in terms of turning things around. There's an upside (to this organization) and I may just be around to see it.''
Ivory Latta had 13 points and Amber Holt added 10 as the Shock (9-23) matched their victory total from the first two years since moving from Detroit before the 2010 season - a combined 9-59.

``Tonight was really a collective effort,'' Johnson said. ``Everyone came out with a lot of energy. We wanted to do this for the fans. When you are on the outside all you see is the record. You don't feel the energy of the fans. When I talked to coach (Gary Kloppenburg) during the offseason he made me want to come Tulsa. You don't want to be anywhere where you aren't wanted and the Shock wanted me. That was a plus.''

``Riquna hit a couple of big 3s for us,'' Kloppenburg said. ``We have gotten really great guard play particularly in the second half of the season. We really got our running game going. ... Temeka played outstanding tonight, so did Amber and Ivory. Temeka is probably the reason we've been winning of late.''

The Shock finish the season on the road, with the game at New York followed by the finale at Indiana on Sunday.

Kloppenburg acknowledged the team has a few free agents but added it was a priority to re-sign Johnson.

``For sure, we'd love to get Temeka back,'' Kloppenburg said. ``No question about that. We want to keep this team intact and add those two bigs (Tiffany Jones and Liz Cambage) back into the scheme. Ideally, that's what we want to do.''

Monday, September 17, 2012


Hey everyone -- Happy Monday to you all.

I hope this is the start of a great week for you. I want to share with you how much of a great weekend I have had. We started out with a great team win against Phoenix, then after the game the Mercury love was still there for me as they came out to support me at my "Temeka's Choice" book signing. I want to thank the Phoenix Mercury, Alex Chambers, Hard Rock Cafe, and all that came out for making that a great experience and a fun day. From there we went on to San Antonio where we were able to come away with another win. Our record doesn't show it but we are really playing some good basketball.

Ok that's all for now talk to you all soon!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Hey there everyone!

For those of you that do not know about the young man Devon Walker of the Tulane University football team, he was injured in a head collision with one his own teammates in a game with Tulsa a this past Saturday. The game was actually played here in Tulsa. This young man was hurt pretty badly and he is a New Orleans native. Being that I am from the Crescent City as well. I took the liberty to go and pay him a visit.

I was happy to see that he was alert and knew what was going on around him. I had a chance to speak with his mom and told her that I was just trying to share my condolences and wanted to drop by a small bear and a get-well balloon. His mom was appreciative and just asked for continued prayers. I assured her that I would do just that.

Some of you might be wondering why I would do such a thing for someone I don't know? Well here's why: I would appreciate something like that if it was me, He is a athlete and we share that in common, and that just the type of person that I am. And he is also a New Orleanian and I am from the same area.
I ask that you all join me in lifting up this young man for a speedy and full recovery.