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Lisa Leslie      

WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist & Author of "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You;" Coach of Ice-Cube's BIG3 Basketball League

When the "face" of your sport is a Wilhelmina model, you know you're off to a good start. Lisa Leslie is undoubtedly the most-recognized player of both the WNBA and Team USA, who brought considerably more than a stunning visage and statuesque body to the court. Throughout her storied career Leslie was the absolute most dominant player in the women's game.

Leslie carried the gold-winning Team USA in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. With the 2008 gold medal, she became the first team sport athlete to win four consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. In 2001, Leslie was the first WNBA player to win the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP and the playoff MVP in the same season. That same year she also led the Los Angeles Sparks to their first WNBA Championship. In 2002, she became the WNBA all-time leading scorer, was named MVP of the regular season for the second year in a row in leading the Sparks to their first their first back-to-back championship, and shocked the world with the first slam-dunk in WNBA history. Leslie would go on to win her third MVP trophy of the WNBA in 2006. Leslie is the first woman to slam-dunk in a professional game. Leslie was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2015.

Leslie became a commentator for ESPN in 2004, and has since been an in-studio sports analyst for ABC, Turner, Fox Sports Net, Fox Florida, and NBC. She is currently a co-host of CBS Sports' "We Need To Talk", and the reigning Coach of the Year of the BIG3. Lisa also starred in the Lionsgate film "Uncle Drew" alongside NBA superstar Kyrie Irving and NBA legends Shaquille O'Neal and Reggie Miller, released in June 2018.

Leslie authored her own book "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You" in 2008, and in 2010 became the first WNBA player turned Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Sparks. In 2012, she both received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and launched the Lisa Leslie Basketball & Leadership Academy.

Leslie resides with her husband, Michael Lockwood, and two kids Lauren Jolie and Michael Joseph, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Speech Topics


Goal Setting

Leadership

Raising Self-Esteem

Team Work Makes The Dream Work (for business/teams)

Life Support (Panel Discussion for women)

Volunteerism

Who I Am (Motivational)

The Importance of Early Education for Kids

Healthy Choices for the Family

News


Basketball Legend Lisa Leslie Teams Up with Allegra® to Help ...

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Legend Lisa Leslie Teams Up with Allegra® to Help Families Enjoy Outdoor Workouts This ...

WNBA Star Lisa Leslie Has The Perfect Response To Comments ...

Let's begin by stating the obvious: At 6'5”, Lisa Leslie is tall. She always has been . In fact, the former WNBA superstar had reached the six-foot mark by the time ...

Who Got Next? | The Players' Tribune

Lisa Leslie. WNBA / Retired. I thought I retired from basketball in 1996. Once I played on the Olympic team that year and we won gold, I was done. No overseas  ...

What Is Lisa Leslie Doing Now? The Olympic Gold Medalist Is Still ...

You probably remember Lisa Leslie's basketball prowess from the Olympics in 1996, as well as from 2000, 2004, and 2008. Fun — and super ~amazing~ fact: ...

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