Abby Wambach, Lisa Leslie Among Female Athletes Who Prove Gilbert Arenas Wrong

Gilbert Arenas seems to think female athletes are nothing more than objects for men to look at, but there are plenty of successful sportswomen who show that’s far from the truth. The former NBA point guard went on not one, not two, but three separate rants on Instagram calling for more “cutie pies” in the WNBA, suggesting that and more revealing uniforms would make the...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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

CBS Sports to launch 'We Need to Talk,' first all-female show

After much speculation, CBS Sports announced Tuesday that they’ll be debuting the first-ever all-female sports show. “We Need To Talk” will be hosted, produced, and directed by women. Leslie Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will host the show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. “From the moment news of...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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 any...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Sparks, who made...
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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 and...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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