hip surgery recovery http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Storm star sidelined; chance for back-to-back titles slim http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-storm-star-sidelined-chance-back-back-titles-slim <p>&quot;Your star player will be out for the rest of the season, and maybe the playoffs. Now ... SMILE!&quot;</p><p>That was pretty much the scenario for members of the Seattle Storm this week when the 2010 WNBA champions&nbsp;were honored by President Obama at the White House.</p><p>As they were taking photos in the White House Rose Garden, most of the team learned that&nbsp;three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson &ndash; &quot;the heart and soul of the Storm,&quot; according to KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel &ndash; was to have hip surgery. She&#39;s expected to be out up to three months.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1990 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Storm star sidelined; chance for back-to-back titles slim