Ask the Athletes, Sports Illustrated for Kids Weekly JUST FOR KIDS

October 21, 1998

Did you have a favorite article of clothing or stuffed animal as a kid?

Julie Foudy, midfielder, U.S. soccer team: "I used to have a pair of hot-pink Vans [skateboard sneakers] when I was in junior high. I loved them because they were kind of crazy."

Jonny Moseley, Olympic gold medalist, freestyle skiing: "My grandmother gave me a Snoopy doll when I was 3 years old. Snoopy was dressed like a skier. I still have Snoopy on my bed at home."

Shareef Abdur-Rahim, forward, Vancouver Grizzlies: "My first pair of basketball shoes. My father bought them for me when I was 8. They were white Chuck Taylors. I really liked them, but I grew out of them in just a few months."

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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