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List of famous female basketball players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female basketball players list contains the most prominent and top females known for being basketball players. There are thousand of females working as basketball players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic basketball players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a basketball player then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Ivory Latta and Temeka Johnson.

While this isn't a list of all female basketball players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female basketball players?" and "Who are the best female basketball players?"
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician Television producer, + more

Credits: Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Big Miracle, The Corrupt Bastards Club

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Robin Roberts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America. After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Television producer

Credits: Good Morning America, Love & Basketball, He Got Game, Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special

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#30 on The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time

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Maya Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Maya April Moore is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association and the Shanxi Flame of the Chinese league. Moore was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. Moore played forward for the UConn women's ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player

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#5 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Becky Hammon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association and a retired professional basketball player. Hammon played for the San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association. She also played for multiple ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player

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#17 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Candace Parker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker. She attended the University of Tennessee in 2004 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Actor, Athlete

Credits: Thunderstruck

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#4 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach of the women's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when it was created. She has won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP. ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player

Credits: Swoopes on Hoops: Basketball Basics

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#3 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Lauren Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Lauren Elizabeth Jackson is an Australian professional basketball player. The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in 1997, when she was 16. In 1998, she led the AIS side that won the Women's National Basketball ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Albury, Australia

Profession: Basketball player

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#8 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

#58 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Lisa Leslie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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Lisa Deshaun Leslie is an American former 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 ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Gardena, California, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Actor

Credits: Think Like A Man

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#1 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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