“I encourage girls to play sports and play hard.”

“I don’t really consider myself a celebrity. I consider myself more of a role model.”

“When I set a goal, I work hard to achieve it.”

“Whenever the Lakers needed a basket, they would give it to ‘Big Game James.' When I’d watch him, I’d say, ‘One day I want to be that kind of player.’”

“I still believe I’m the best player. That’s what keeps me going.”

“I like playing against guys because of their athleticism and understanding of the game.”

“I’ve never proclaimed myself to be a shooter. But I am definitely a scorer.”

“If, by the way I play, I can be a role model or encourage someone else, that would be great.”

“My success has surpassed my childhood dreams.”

“I’ve always wanted to play pro basketball—not in Europe, not in Japan—but pro basketball in the USA.”

“I tend not to get too emotional about things.”

“Dunking is something guys care more about than girls, There’s something about jumping that seems to fascinate guys. Girls are more, like, ‘As long as the ball goes in, who cares how you got it there?’”

“We are women. We are attractive. We have great bodies. You can’t escape that fact, so why not use it to our advantage? If sex sells, I’m all for it.”


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Lisa Leslie, 1997 Pinnacle


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