By J.P. Naomi on March 11, 2018
We're playing basketball! We love that basketball! In the world of sports, men usually get all the recognition, but not today! The NBA is currently being dominated by King James, but today he's stepping aside for these WNBA queens! From Candace Parker to Lisa Leslie, can you name these women basketball stars?
Basketball was created by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. This sport would be brought all over the world, but it boomed in the United States. This would then lead to the founding of the National Basketball Association (for men) in 1946. The sport bred All-Stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Michael Jordan.
It wasn't until 50 years later that the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) would be founded. Just like the NBA, this side of the sport bred many All-Star athletes.
Possibly the most-known WNBA player of all time, Lisa Leslie helped put the sport on the map. A member of the Los Angeles Sparks, she would go on to become a two-time WNBA champion as well as a four-time Olympic gold medalist. She was also elected to the basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Lisa Leslie is just one name in the WNBA. There are other athletes like Candace Parker, Sheryl Swoopes, and Ann Meyers. With all these talented female athletes, could you recognize them all from their pictures?
Are you ready to slam dunk this quiz? Let's find out if you'll be the MVP!