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Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if the Knicks try to bring back Patrick Ewing while they're making amends. Happy birthday today to Michelle Kwan, Chris Andersen, Patrick Lalime, Lisa Leslie, Joe Sakic and Len Barker. On this date in...
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The 'Diana Taurasi, greatest of all-time' quiz

Diana Taurasi made significant history over the weekend, as she became the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history. It was just the latest accomplishment for the Phoenix Mercury guard in a career that is chock full of them. If she is not the best women's player of all-time, she is certainly on the short list. She is a marquee name both at home and overseas. In fact, she is so good...
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Big Names: Lisa Leslie, Kenny Mayne, James Franklin

Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie will appear on TNT’s NBA studio show Thursday. In other news, ESPN will hold onto SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne, and Penn State coach James Franklin will serve as a guest analyst on FOX Saturday. Lisa Leslie Appearing on TNT Studio Show Former Los Angeles Sparks F Lisa Leslie will join [...]
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie is open to coaching in NBA, says she could help Clippers

Female coaches in the NBA are starting to become less and less of a big deal.  Becky Hammon just led the Spurs to a summer league title. Nancy Lieberman was hired to be an assistant for the Kings shortly after. Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie becoming an NBA coach would be more newsworthy because Leslie is one of the best players in the history of her league than because she's a woman...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Leslie thanks her predecessors as she enters Hall of Fame

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lisa Leslie has advice for today's generation of players: Respect the game and its history. As the four-time Olympic gold medalist entered the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Leslie thanked the women who preceded her and reminded current players that ''we're all woven together as one. We're a basketball family and we all represent each other.'...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Leslie heads Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) This year is proving doubly rewarding for Lisa Leslie. The three-time WNBA most valuable player and four-time Olympic gold medalist will enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Three months later, the former Southern California and Los Angeles Sparks star will enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts....
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie thrilled to be selected for Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lisa Leslie was surprised when she got the phone call that she was elected to the basketball Hall of Fame. ''I always thought you had to be much older to get in,'' the 42-year-old Leslie said with a laugh Monday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. ''I'm really honored, though, to be chosen among so many elite athletes and coaches. It's nothing I really...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Calipari, Haywood, Leslie top list of Hall of Fame selections

Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year. The rest of the class consists of former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, longtime referee Dick Bavetta, Celtics star Jo Jo White and Boston coach Tom Heinsohn, four-time NBA defensive player of the year Dikembe Mutombo, former coach George Raveling...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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