Happy Birthday, Lisa Leslie!

0 Posted by - December 27, 2017 - BLACK WOMEN, SPORTS

HAPPY 44TH BIRTHDAY TO BASKETBALL GREAT, MS. LISA LESLIE!!!

Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood is a former 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, two WNBA championships, and two WNBA finals MVPs over the course of 11 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.

In 2015, she was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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