BSO Interview: Lisa Leslie Talks March Madness & Capital One Cup

BlackSportsOnline’s Simone Bridges sat down with Lisa Leslie to talk about Her analysis on top rookies, Her thoughts on freshman of the year. Top eligible WNBA Draft contenders and senior standouts Thoughts on women’s bracket and the road to Final Four. Implications a national championship win will have on the race for the Capital One Cup. Her trip down to Women’s Final Four...
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Cynthia Cooper, Women of Troy headed to Knoxville for NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES -- Cynthia Cooper accomplished a lot during her playing career at USC. She won back-to-back NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984. In all, she made three NCAA title game appearances and advanced to at least the Elite Eight in all four seasons. In 2011, her No. 44 was retired joining former USC Women of Troy greats, Lisa Leslie and Cheryl Miller.  She doesn't discuss...
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Could Sparks take the Lakers? Lisa Leslie says maybe

Model, mother, wife, hoops legend. And now, basketball analyst. Lisa Leslie's done in all. In Brentwood to speak at a Young Women's Conference on Saturday, the former L.A. Sparks legend was asked to weigh in on who would win in a game between the injury-hobbled Lakers and her former team. "Our team may have a chance actually," the three-time WNBA MVP said of the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie, fellow athletes talk women in sports

From four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie to Academy Award winners Geena Davis and Reese Witherspoon, the female heavyweights were in full swing at the Young Women's Conference at Brentwood School on Saturday. High-profile females from all professional industries -- sports, entertainment, medicine and business -- were on hand alongside Emmy-winning journalist, producer...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie: Brittney Griner would have to bulk up to play in NBA

Could Brittney Griner play in the NBA? That has been a debated topic since Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said last week that he would consider taking the former Baylor star in the NBA draft, or at least giving her a shot to try out for the roster. Lisa Leslie is one of the best women’s basketball players of all time. Even though playing in the NBA was never a goal for her,...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic Viewing: Blunt talk from Lisa Leslie

It's a good thing for the U.S. women's basketball players that they weren't near a television set at halftime of their semifinal game against Australia on Thursday. That's because NBC analyst Lisa Leslie, who speaks with four gold medals worth of credibility, directly questioned the team's heart in her assessment of a first half where Australia led 47-43. Australia...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie says Brittney Griner deserves to be on the Olympic Roster

On Tuesday morning, LBS spoke with WNBA legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, who was touring to promote the Capital One Cup. The Capital One Cup is awarded each year to the men’s and women’s athletic programs with the most points based on academic and athletic performance. Leslie said she is proud to be a part of it because it honors student athletes — something...
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April 03, 2012  |  2 Comments


As the anniversary of Title IX approaches, it’s difficult for many women to imagine a life without sports, and especially without trailblazers and icons like Lisa Leslie. Lisa was a “Title IX baby” who grew up to become one of the world’s most recognizable female athletes. Her athletic accomplishments include a stellar college career at USC, two-time WNBA champion, three...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Pasadena Poly's Miller entering rare air

Lisa Leslie enjoyed one of the greatest high school careers to ever be played in the shadows of the Forum at Morningside High School in Inglewood. She started every game of her four year career for the Monarchs. Her career was probably most known for her 101 point performance in 1990 against South Torrance --in the first half. Her high school career concluded with 2,896 career...
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January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Memorable Moments in Sports: First Ever 720 Dunk Since last week we gave you Lisa Leslie’s AMAZING dunk in a basketball game, we figured we owed you a truly spectacular clip.   Now this doesn’t happen very often.   A 360 dunk is a challenge in and of itself.  Hell I couldn’t pull that off on a 7 foot rim let alone a 10 footer. Now you’re talking an entire extra rotation?...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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