Kara Liana Braxton (born February 18, 1983 in Jackson, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Shock in the WNBA. A solid talent, she is also known for her troubles on and off the court.
Kara and her older twin sister, Kim, grew up in a household with four other siblings in Jackson, Michigan. Her father also played basketball. She played her freshman season at Jackson High and then moved to Oregon. She and her twin sister later enrolled at Westview High School, in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.
Kara attended the University of Georgia, and was freshman of the year. She had a promising career, but soon her coaches noticed a pattern. Their best player couldn't seem to abide by team rules. She came late to practice and made various other errors that eventually on February 20, 2004, led to Kara being dismissed from the team for good. She graduated in 2005.