Lisa LESLIE biography
In 2008, Lisa Leslie became only the second basketball player ever to win four Olympic gold medals, after Teresa Edwards. A 1.96 m-tall (6’5”) center, was the first player to dunk in the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association), the United States’ women’s pro basketball league founded in 1997. Playing for the LA Sparks her entire professional career, Leslie won the WNBA title in 2001 and 2002. She earned three MVP awards (2001, 2004 and 2006) and was selected into eight all-star teams. When she retired from the league in 2009, she was the all-time leader in points and rebounds.