Lisa Leslie

Basketball Players, Athlete

Date of Birth, Date of Death , Hometown.

Date of birth: July 7,1972.

Date of death: still alive.

Hometown: Gardena, California.

Early Life / Education

  • Standing six feet tall in seventh grade, Leslie hated when people asked if she played basketball.
  • But after reluctantly picking up the sport in middle school, she was hooked.
  • While in high school in LA, she led the team to two state championships.In college at the University of Southern California, she set several Pac-10 conference records for points and rebound's.

Education / Early Career

  • Leslie landed a contract with the WNBA in 1997, becoming one of the new league's first players.
  • She joined the Los Angeles Sparks and had an impressive career with the team.
  • In 2001, she was the first WNBA player to win the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP and the playoff MVP in the same season.

Major Events In Life Or Career / Legacy / Awards

  • In 2009, Leslie added becoming an author to her already long list of accomplishments.
  • Since her retirement, Leslie has worked as a sports commentator and analyst for such channels as ABC, NBC and Fox Sports Net among others.
  • Leslie returned to her beloved Sparks team in 2011, but this time as an investor, not a player. She is now one of the team's owners.


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