WNBA: Lisa Leslie
No. 5 Lisa Leslie (Center): Los Angeles Sparks, WNBA
If you have heard of any player in the WNBA, Lisa Leslie is the one. A three-time WNBA MVP, a four-time Olympic gold medal winner and the first player to dunk in a WNBA game, Leslie is certainly one of the top female athletes in the world. In her eleven year career, Leslie was one of the pillars of the WNBA, becoming the first player to score 6,000 points in her career. Also known for her lipstick and hair ribbons on the court, Leslie is a role model to many girls all over the world. “It’s always been important to me to show the young girls that it’s O.K. to maintain their femininity and play sports,” Leslie said.4 It is safe to say that the WNBA, one of the smallest ponds in professional sports, has just lost its biggest fish.