Lisa Leslie Speaker Profile
Three Time WNBA MVP
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Lisa Leslie Biography
Lisa Leslie was born July 7, 1972 and is a former American professional women's basketball player in the WNBA. She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. The number seven pick in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft, she followed a superb career at the University of Southern California with seven WNBA All-Star appearances and two WNBA championships over the course of eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, before retiring in 2009. Leslie, a 6'5" center, is the first player to dunk in a WNBA game. She was considered a pioneer and cornerstone of the league during her WNBA career. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history.
The WNBA was incorporated in 1996 and commenced play in 1997. Leslie was drafted on January 22 by the Los Angeles Sparks as part of the Initial Allocation phase of the draft. She helped the Sparks make the playoffs five consecutive times, but the team did not win a WNBA title until 2001. That year, Leslie was named the 2001 Sportswoman of the Year (in the team category) by the Women's Sports Foundation.
On July 12, 2002, Leslie became the first woman to dunk the ball in a WNBA game. That same year she became the first WNBA player to score over 3,000 total career points and contributed to the Sparks winning their second straight world championship that season. Two seasons later, she became the first player to reach the 4,000-career point milestone. Leslie remains the Sparks' career scoring and rebounding leader, as well as the all time league leader in rebounds. On August 11, 2009, Leslie became the first player to score 6,000 points in a career. Earlier that month she was the first player to reach 10,000 career PRA (points + rebounds + assists), a statistic fundamental to the WNBA "Pick One Challenge" fantasy game.
Lisa Leslie announced her retirement effective at the end of the 2009 season on February 4, 2009. The Sparks held a farewell ceremony for Leslie during their final home game of the season in September. She finished holding the league records for points (6,263), rebounds (3,307) and PRA (10,444). In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen year history of the WNBA.
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Recent Lisa Leslie Blogs
Posted on 25 October 2013 | 4:52 pm
Former WNBA superstar and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie toured Baton Rouge schools Tuesday, October 22. While touring the schools Leslie spoke to students and administrators about the Louisiana Scholarship Program, stressing that students should take advantage of the opportunities given to them, get involved in their schools and communities and set goals. "There is no true formula...[Read More]
Posted on 21 July 2013 | 5:36 pm
Two-time WNBA title winner and three-time MVP title winner, Lisa Leslie, will be making an appearance on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap. WNBA All-Star Lisa Leslie will be swapping lives with former VJ "Downtown" Julie Brown. Since retiring from the WNBA, she has become a current owner of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team and does on-camera reporting for "Sports Zone" along with designs...[Read More]
Posted on 26 April 2013 | 8:01 pm
Bermuda National Athletics Association and Bermuda Olympic Association — in partnership with the Argus Group — have announced full details of the inaugural Women in Sports Expo. The keynote speaker at this years event is Lisa Leslie, a four-time American Olympic gold medallist basketball player, and three-time WNBA MVP. The Women in Sports Expo brings together women ranging from...[Read More]
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