Best WNBA Players Of All-Time


10. Diana Taurasi


 Diana Taurasi

a dynamite trash-talker, and an undeniable historic champion. Let us pray for a few more years in the tank.

9. Maya Moore


Maya Moore

Playing at the highest level, year-round, in the prime of your life takes its toll—Maya no doubt needed rest.

8. Tamika Catchings


 Tamika Catchings

She’s an NCAA champion, a Rookie of the Year, a five-time Defensive Player of the Year, an MVP, a four-time Olympic gold medalist

7. Lisa Leslie


Lisa Leslie

Most recently, she has found success in the BIG3, where she earned Coach of the Year honors in 2019.

6. Lauren Jackson


Lauren Jackson

She continues to be outspoken about the jarring gendered horrors of global sport.

5. Tina Thompson


Tina Thompson

Thompson runs the show for Virginia women’s basketball; she has previously coached as an associate with the Lady Longhorns in Austin.

4. Cynthia Cooper


Cynthia Cooper

She retired after winning her fourth title, but returned to the Comets in 2003 and became the first 40-year-old to play in a WNBA game.

3. Sheryl Swoopes


 Sheryl Swoopes

This gradual comfort in identity was made possible by courageous trailblazers like Swoopes.

2. Yolanda Griffith


Yolanda Griffith

she tore her Achilles in 2009 while playing for Indiana, and decided at 39 to wrap up her historic playing career.

1. Teresa Weatherspoon


Teresa Weatherspoon

In between, Spoon was the Liberty’s Director of Player and Franchise Development.