The Top WNBA Players of All Time
From Brittney Griner to Diana Taurasi, we're ranking the best WNBA players of all time, many of whom find themselves still dominating as some of the greatest current WNBA players. Who are the legends of the Women's National Basketball Association? Composed of 12 all-women basketball teams, the WNBA was founded in 1996. Originally, all teams were owned by the NBA. But several teams, such as the Los Angeles Sparks and the Atlanta Dream, are independently owned. This distinction is incredibly important for the WNBA, as they've had the opportunity to distance themselves from the NBA and come into their own.
Early famous WNBA stars included Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, and Rebecca Lobo, all of whom helped the U.S. women's basketball team win the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. The Houston Comets, lead by four-time Finals MVP, Cynthia Cooper, dominated the WNBA from 1997 to 2000. Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks won back-to-back WNBA championships the next two years before she retired in 2009. Today's best women's basketball players include Lauren Jackson, Seimone Augustus and Tamika Catchings.
Who are the top WNBA players of all time? Vote for your favorite to the top of the list and see who's truly the best of the best!
Lisa Deshaun Leslie (born July 7, 1972) is the Head Coach for Triplets in the BIG3 professional basketball league, as well as a studio analyst for Orlando Magic broadcasts on Fox Sports Florida. ...more
- Age: 50
Diana Lorena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. ...more
- Age: 40
- Number: 3
Maya April Moore (born June 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), who is on sabbatical. Naming her ...more
- Age: 33
Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was the first ...more
- Age: 36
- Teams: Chicago Sky
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Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980), commonly known as Sue Bird, is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...more
- Age: 42
- Number: 10
- Teams: Seattle Storm
Sheryl SwoopesSheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the ...more