Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) since it first played its first game on 21st June 1997. Lisa Leslie, Rebecca Lobo, and Sheryl Swoopes attended the April 24, 1996 press conference where the NBA Board of Governors approved the creation of the women NBA.
New York Liberty and the Los Angeles Sparks faced off in the first game of the eight-team League and Cynthia Cooper won the debut season’s Most Valuable Player award. The WNBA All-Star Game debuted two years later. Tina Thompson is the longest-playing WNBA player in history after being the League’s veteran for 17 years.
In recognition of the upcoming anniversary, we have compiled a balanced and objective list of the most significant 30 WNBA players of all times derived from credible and authoritative sources.