Lisa Leslie
Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood (born July 7, 1972) is a former American professional women's basketball player in the WNBA
Women's National Basketball Association
The Women's National Basketball Association is a women's professional basketball league in the United States. It currently is composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996 as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association...

. She is a three-time WNBA MVP
Most Valuable Player
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 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 California
University of Southern California
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 with seven WNBA All-Star appearances and two WNBA championships over the course of eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Sparks
The Los Angeles Sparks is a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association . The team was founded before the league's inaugural 1997 season began...

, before retiring in 2009.