The selfless attitude of Lauren Jackson has stunned Opals teammates, a stark difference to life with their previous big-name star Liz Cambage.
The return of Jackson, the Opals’ greatest and most successful player, has given the Australian women’s program a monumental boost.
Opals centre Cayla George says the entire squad feels more comfortable with Australia’s hoops GOAT on their side.
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This was on show recently when George felt anxious about wearing Jackson’s old No. 15 singlet.
She was receiving online pressure to relinquish the number that Lauren, and her mother, had donned during stints in the green and gold.
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George was so worried that she approached Jackson about the number, mostly out of…