Alana Beard Joins SLAMonline
The Mystics superstar debuts her new blog, “The Mind of an Athlete.”
I don’t think it’s a stretch, by any means, to say SLAM is blowin’ the lid off of traditional coverage of the WNBA. Simply put, you just won’t find articles, blogs, exclusive interviews, and nationwide player endorsement from such a well-known media outlet anywhere else in the world.
But we’re not done; not by a long shot — enter WNBA superstar, Alana Beard.
Alana joins the SLAMonline team with one goal in mind — to allow fans to get inside the “mind” of a pro. Her new blog, “The Mind of an Athlete”, will chronicle the day to day grind professional players go through and serves as an unprecedented opportunity for fans to communicate directly with the four-time WNBA All-Star.
Her blog is in the process of being custom designed, but Alana wrote a special introductory message below. I, for one, couldn’t be more excited to have Alana on board and am thrilled that a player of her caliber is willing to be so actively involved with fans.
Be sure to leave Alana a comment and/or question as she will be reading and responding to the majority of them. Look for her first official blog in the next couple of weeks and give her a warm welcome! – Ben
by Alana Beard / @Alanabeard20
What’s up SLAMonline?!
Ben told you all on twitter yesterday that he had something cooking! Ta daaaaa, it’s me! Some of you may think it’s awesome. Others might just shrug their shoulders and say “whatever.” Maybe you’ll do some of both. Or neither.
Either way, I’m excited SLAMonline and I could get something all stirred up and ready to serve! Therefore, “You just got served!” Isn’t that a movie? Haha — I may be corny, but I crack myself up.
Anyway, so Ben and I collaborated on ideas for a blog and I’m excited to have my own little spread for a while. I thought it would be cool to allow you all to have an in depth view of what really goes in an athlete’s mind. Not surprisingly, we are going to call it “The Mind of an Athlete.”
I like sharing and giving people that perspective because I think so often, people in general are “misunderstood.” By the way, that’s one of my favorite songs off the Lil’ Wayne, Carter III CD, which was my first rap CD purchased…and may I add, that I absolutely LOVE. I thought I was so hard core, too.
So, yeah, getting back to the blog and my ideas. I want this blog to be really interactive. I want to talk about anything and everything. Literally. It can be anything from basketball, injuries, WNBA teams and seasons, my thoughts on the BP oil spill in Louisiana, or even Brandy and Ray J and how obvious that lace front wig is.
I can’t promise that I’ll know a lot (at all) or have an opinion about everything, but rest assured, I’ll make something up. Just kidding. Actually, no, I really will.
Ask all the questions you want and I’ll for sure do my best to respond to as many as possible. With that being said, since I’m out for the season because of ankle surgery, I simply see this as another form of therapy.
In the meantime, get those minds going and questions coming. Until next time…Whoop whoop!