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LISA LESLIE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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.'...
Via AP on Fox
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....
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Calipari, Mutombo, Calipari, Leslie Headline Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its 11 members of the Class of 2015. The list is headlined by 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, two-time College Coach of the Year John Calipari, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. They join the five directly...
Via RealGM
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...
Via NESN.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie Interview

  Lisa Leslie is no stranger to excelling on the basketball court. She is a four time Olympic Gold Medalist. She is a two time WNBA Champion, a three time WNBA MVP, and in college she was the National Player of the year in 1994. The list goes on and on with her many accomplishments at the college and pro level. Now as a co-owner of the LA Sparks, motivational speaker, and sports...
Via StraitPinkie.com
April 08, 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...
Via Fox Sports West
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...
Via Fox Sports West
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...
Via Fox Sports West
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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