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Encyclopedia > Lisa Leslie
Lisa Leslie
Lisa Leslie (left) with a fan.
Position Center
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Team Los Angeles Sparks
Nationality USA
Born July 7, 1972 (1972-07-07) (age 35)
Flag of California Gardena, California
College USC
Draft 7th, Initial Player Allocation, 1997
Pro career 1997 – present
Awards
  • First WNBA player to reach the 3,000 point plateau
  • Led the WNBA in rebounds in 1997 (9.5 rpg) and 1998 (10.2 rpg)
  • First player ever to garner regular season, WNBA Championship and All-Star Game MVP awards in the same season.
  • MVP of the WNBA Championship and All-Star Game in 2002
  • Three-time Olympic gold medalist 1996, 2000, 2004
  • MVP and All-Tournament team honors, USA World Championships, 2002
  • First player to dunk in a WNBA game

Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. One of the original WNBA players, she quickly rose to stardom as one of the league's most top-performing and popular players. On July 30, 2002 she made history by becoming the first player to perform a dunk in that league.[1] Image File history File links Lisa_Leslie. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Seal of Gardena Gardena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... 1997 WNBA Draft - 22 January 1997 The 1997 WNBA Draft was the first draft in the WNBAs history. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of Gardena Gardena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ...

Contents

High school and college

Leslie became a famous basketball player long before her career in the WNBA began. She was quite tall even in her youth, already standing six foot tall when she started playing basketball in the seventh grade. She was a dominating player made legendary by scoring 101 points in the first half of a high school basketball game, and would likely have broken Cheryl Miller's high school record of 105 points if the other team had not forfeited at halftime. Among her many accolades at Morningside High School in Inglewood, California, Leslie was named the 1990 Gatorade Girls Basketball National Player of the Year, and received the Dial Award for female American high-school athlete/scholar of the year in 1989. Cheryl Miller (born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a former college basketball player and coach, and considered by many the best female player in the history of the game. ... Morningside High is a high school in Inglewood, California. ... Nickname: Location of Inglewood in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Established 1888 Incorporated February 14, 1908 Government  - Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn Area  - Total 9. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... The Dial Award is presented annually by the Dial Corporation to the male and female American high-school athlete/scholar of the year. ...


After high school, Lisa Leslie attended the University of Framingham She was a four time All-Pacific Ten Conference first team selection. The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ...


WNBA

After winning a gold medal with the Women's Olympic team in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Leslie became one of the original members of the Los Angeles Sparks when the WNBA's first season opened in 1997. She had stated her intentions of dunking in a game before the first season even started, and she tried to dunk the ball on the first game of that season, against the New York Liberty, but she missed. She led the WNBA in rebounds in 1997 (9.5 rpg) and 1998 (10.2 rpg). (Redirected from 1996 Summer Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ...


Throughout the late 1990s, the Sparks kept making the playoffs, but getting eliminated as the Houston Comets claimed every WNBA championship played in that decade. After winning a gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games the Sparks were finally able to topple the Comets in 2001, and they beat the Charlotte Sting to win the WNBA title for the first time. In 2001, she was named MVP of the league, the all-star game and the finals, becoming the first player ever to garner all three awards in the same season. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Games of the XXVII Olympiad or the Millennium Olympics were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... The WNBA Most Valuable Player is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who is the most valuable league-wide to her individual team in regular season competition. ... Womens National Basketball Association All-Star Game was first played during the 1999 Womens National Basketball Association season in New York, New York. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ...


2002 was a very successful year for Leslie. In 2002, she helped win the USA World Championships in women's basketball., and was rewarded with MVP and All-Tournament team honors. On July 22, 2002 she had become the first WNBA player to have over 3,000 career points, when she scored 24 points against the Orlando Miracle. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...


On July 30, 2002, in a game against the Miami Sol, she became the first woman to score with a dunk in a WNBA game. After a steal by teammate Latasha Byears, Leslie caught Byears's outlet pass and made a fast break, one-handed dunk. The Staples Center crowd and her teammates erupted into a spontaneous celebration that stopped the game for a few minutes. As of 2006, her dunk is the only one in WNBA history. is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... Dunk can mean many things: slam dunk, a term in basketball Slam Dunk (manga), a manga about basketball slam dunk (yachting), a term coined by Dennis Connor, a maneuver in tacking duels during match races dunk (biscuit), dipping of food into a beverage dunking, a form of water torture This... Latasha Nashay Byears (born August 12, 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Mystics in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Reeses Fast Break is a candy bar similar to the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ...


After winning the MVP Award in the 2002 WNBA All-Star Game, she helped lead the Sparks to their second straight world championship, garnering WNBA Finals MVP honors. She returned to school in the 2002 off-season to work on a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.


On July 29 of 2004, she reached the milestone of 4,000 career points, scoring 17 points in an 85-80, double overtime victory over the Sacramento Monarchs. Later that year she won a gold medal winner with United States women's national basketball team in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... (Redirected from 2004 Summer Olympic Games) The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, commonly known as the 2004 Summer Olympics were the 28th Summer Olympic Games. ...


On June 23, 2006, Lisa Leslie scored her 5,000th career point and set an individual career high with 41 points versus the San Antonio Silver Stars. At the end of the season, she was named the WNBA MVP for the third time. is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The WNBA Most Valuable Player is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who is the most valuable league-wide to her individual team in regular season competition. ...

Olympic medal record
Women's Basketball
Gold Atlanta 1996 Team Competition
Gold Sydney 2000 Team Competition
Gold Athens 2004 Team Competition

This article is about the sport. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics: Medal summary Final table, men USA Yugoslavia Lithuania Australia Greece Brazil Croatia China Argentina Puerto Rico Angola South Korea Categories: | | ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ...

International career

Europe

  • 1994-1995 : Flag of Italy Sicilgesso Alcamo
  • 2005-2006 : Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow Region

Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ...

Media

Leslie is also a fashion model and aspiring actress on the side. In June 1996, she signed a contract with the Wilhelmina modeling agency. She is one of five Olympic athletes featured in a Herb Ritts photo spread for Vogue magazine and has modeled designs by Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi Hunter and Anne Klein. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Wilhelmina Models is a modeling agency founded in 1967 by the supermodel Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Cooper) in Manhattan. ...


During the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament in 2005 Lisa worked on the air for ESPN adding key insight and commentary. She has done color commentary for several USC basketball games and has also been a guest correspondent on NBA Inside Stuff. She intends to continue broadcasting when her basketball career is over. She has also appeared in episodes of The Jersey and Sister, Sister, as well as various commercials. She also appeared on Hangtime, Moesha, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, One on One, The Weakest Link and Punk'd. She once appeared in an episode of The Simpsons, and was portrayed with an exaggerated, tall figure. NBA Inside Stuff is a television program that airs on NBA TV, featuring behind the scenes activities of NBA players. ... The Jersey (1999-2003) is a television series produced by the Disney Channel and based on the Monday Night Football Club books by Gordon Korman. ... Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom about twin girls, separated and adopted at birth, one day find each other face to face after fourteen years. ... Moesha is also the title of a song by former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, frequently performed by his first solo band. ... For other uses, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (disambiguation). ... One on One is an American sitcom originally based in Baltimore and later based in Los Angeles. ... The Weakest Link (known as Weakest Link in many countries) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 14 August 2000. ... Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...


Along with her mom, Leslie is an advocate for breast cancer research. Leslie's mom, Christine Leslie-Espinoza, was once a cross-country truck driver. Leslie has stated that her mother is the person she admires the most. Leslie has two sisters and four half brothers. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


Personal

Lisa Leslie married Michael Lockwood, a pilot and former Air Force basketball player, in Maui in November 2005. Leslie gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Lauren Jolie Lockwood, on June 15, 2007 in Los Angeles. Leslie missed the 2007 WNBA season due to pregnancy and maternity leave. [1] [2] For other uses, see Maui (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


References

  1. ^ Lisa Leslie First Dunk In WNBA History (2002-7-30).

External links

Preceded by
Sheryl Swoopes
Naismith College Player of the Year (women's)
1994
Succeeded by
Rebecca Lobo
Preceded by
Monica Seles
Flo Hyman Memorial Award
2001
Succeeded by
Dot Richardson
Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Detroit Shock | Indiana Fever | New York Liberty | Washington Mystics Houston Comets | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | Phoenix Mercury | Sacramento Monarchs | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm
Defunct teams: Charlotte Sting | Cleveland Rockers | Miami Sol | Portland Fire
Media: WNBA on ESPN | List of WNBA Finals broadcasters
Other Women's Leagues: National Women's Basketball League | Women's National Basketball League (Australia)

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Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972) is a Women's National Basketball Association player who made history by becoming the first player to perform a dunk in that league.
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Leslie was one of the original members of the Los Angeles Sparks when the WNBA's first season opened in 1997.
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