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I’m probably taller than 90% of the men I meet.
– Lisa Leslie
Boys have a tendency to jump around a lot more than girls. Boys have that desire to want to dunk way more than girls do. It just never seemed like something we could truly fathom and do.
I think it’s great for the women to show that they are women and be feminine. And that’s something that I’ve always promoted.
I’m a better and more educated person because of basketball.
You just don’t want to get pigeon-holed into one position. That’s why even though I start out at center, I may play small forward, if I get a rebound and you’re not there I can bring the ball up.
Until now, until I actually got into law class, I just never thought of it as being an interest for me, but it’s really funny because now that I’m in law, I’m like ‘Wow, I could be a lawyer.
Goal-setting and achieving those goals – that’s just what I do.
I have ‘the first’ attached to my name in a whole lot of different aspects when it comes to the sport of basketball.
To feel the presence of the Lord is an amazing thing.
Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
Actually just recently I came up with that idea, watching the movie ‘Legally Blonde’ and I was like, ‘Cool, that’s something I want to do.’
I’ve grown so much since 1996. I think that was the turning point of when I started to go to church every Sunday and not just because you’re supposed to. But because you enjoy going and listening to the Word and being excited about it.
Right now I’m 185, which is really good for me yet very hard for me to maintain. My weight seems high for the average woman, but I’ve got big bones and I’m maintaining muscle.
When I watch kids play basketball, they don’t know how to think the game. They know what it should look like, but they don’t know why.
There’s a lot of women in the WNBA. There’s a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot – that people are aware of what’s going on. I’m really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I’m definitely grateful.
It’s really not about the money. It’s just about educating yourself.
For me, being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever.
I don’t think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn’t have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am.
Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I’m on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that’s great.
Well, the first quality of being a good leader is you have to be able to follow. See, a good leader can’t just be the leader all the time, I have to be able to follow.
I always knew I wanted to be in television when I was a kid, and I knew I wanted to model.
I’m strong, I’m tough, I still wear my eyeliner.