“I always thought you had to be much older to get in,” said the 42-year-old Leslie to the AP about getting elected to the Hall of Fame. “I’m really honored, though, to be chosen among so many elite athletes and coaches. It’s nothing I really ever planned for or thought about.”
Mostly known to male hoop fans as the first lady to dunk in the WNBA, the 4-time Olympic gold medal winner’s resume is much bigger than a highlight. She has 2 WNBA championships, 3 MVP awards and 8 First team All-WNBA honors on the court. Off the court, Leslie has released an autobiography, worked as a sports commentator and analyst, made a ton of appearances in tv shows and film and is part owner of the LA Sparks.