Lisa Leslie

Three Time WNBA MVP, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Famer

Lisa Leslie

Three Time WNBA MVP, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Famer
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Biography

When the “face” of your sport is a Wilhelmina model, you know you’re off to a good start. But Lisa Leslie, the most-recognized player in the WNBA and Team USA brought considerably more than a stunning visage and statuesque body to the court. She was the most dominant player in the women’s game. At USC she was the all-time Pac-10 leader in points, rebounds, and blocked shots. After college, Leslie launched her modeling career, signing with the prestigious Wilhelmina Agency. She is the first team sport athlete to win four consecutive Olympic Gold Medals in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. 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 year, she also led the Los Angeles Sparks to two back-to-back WNBA Championships. She would go on to win her third WNBA MVP trophy in 2006. Leslie is the first woman to slam-dunk in a professional game. In 2009, Leslie announced her retirement from the WNBA, she went on to receive her Master’s in Business and became an author, releasing her first book, “Don’t Let the Lipstick Fool You”. Currently, she’s an in-studio co-host of the CBS first all-female sports talk show “We Need To Talk.” She is a wife, mother, sports analyst, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She’s a luxury realtor for Keller Williams, yet her proudest accomplishment is being happily married to her husband and real estate partner, Michael Lockwood for 13 years!