I swear this isn’t (only) a gratuitous picture of Luvabulls dancer Shanon Lersch. It’s actually meaningful, because Shanon — the Luvabulls’ team captain — was selected to join dancers from 10 other NBA teams in a pictorial featured in the the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Go check them out in SI.com’s Web gallery. Feel free to take a short break to finish any ogling you need to do.
Done? All the drool wiped off your keyboard? Good. Now, some quick info about Shanon. According to the press release, she was Miss Illinois 2008, represented the Bulls as an NBA All-Star Dancer at the 2007 NBA All-Star Game and currently is a post-graduate student, model and head coach for DePaul University’s dance team. Man, and here I thought I was ambitious for working a full-time job, blogging and holding the record for “Most Random Chicken Parts Eaten” at the local Buffalo Wild Wings.
Some other random facts from her team bio: Her pet peeve is excuses, Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday, Floppy (her long-eared stuffed rabbit) is the best gift she’s ever received, and she has a fear of boats. You know, in case you ever need to fend her off and there’s a harbor nearby.