Lisa Leslie

Center, Olympic athlete

1972 –

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Who is Lisa Leslie?

Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood is a former American professional women's basketball player who played 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.

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Born
Jul 7, 1972
Gardena
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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
  • Morningside High School

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on July 23, 2013

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