Lisa Leslie

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Basketball player
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Information about the player
Full name Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood
birthday July 7, 1972
place of birth Gardena , California , United States
United StatesUnited States 
size 196 cm
position Power Forward / Center
college University of Southern California
WNBA Draft Initial Player Allocation 1997 ,
7th pick, Los Angeles Sparks
Jersey number 9
Clubs as active
1994-1995 ItalyItaly Sicilgesso Alcamo
2005-2006 RussiaRussia Spartak Moscow Oblast
WNBA clubs as active
1997-2009 United StatesUnited States Los Angeles Sparks
1 As of December 29, 2010

Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena , California , United States ) is a former professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2009 .



Until 1994, Lisa Leslie played at the University of Southern California for the USC Trojans .


She played from 1997 to 2009 the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA , to which she was assigned on January 22, 1997. With the Sparks, Leslie became WNBA champions in 2001 and 2002 . She was Finals MVP in both years .

She was elected MVP in 2001, 2004 and 2006 . In 2004 she was also named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. She was on the All-WNBA First Team six times (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) and was named MVP of the All-Star Games three times (1999, 2001, 2002). During her time in the WNBA, she played 363 games in the regular season in 12 WNBA seasons, starting 361 times and scoring 6263 points, 3307 rebounds and 874 assists. In 52 playoff games (including 52 in the starting line-up) she scored 908 points, 471 rebounds and 117 assists.

On July 30, 2002, Leslie made history by becoming the first WNBA player in history to dunk a ball in the basket.

In 2006 Lisa Leslie was elected to the WNBA All-Decade Team , a selection of ten players who had the greatest influence on the league's success during the WNBA's first ten years. She was also voted one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time for her achievements in the WNBA for the league's 15th anniversary in 2011 . In 2015 she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .


For several years she was also active for clubs in Europe.

National team

Leslie won the Olympic gold medal four times with the US national team ( 1996 , 2000 , 2004 and 2008 ). In addition, she was able to win the world title twice ( 1998 and 2002 ) and took third place with the national team in 1994.

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