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Leslie has also worked as a commentator for ESPN, Fox Sports Net, Turner and the 2012 Olympics for NBC.
"I never felt I was a pioneer because so many leagues tried to start before the WNBA," she said. I wanted to be prepared to play, and then play well in the game, and then I never left the court without signing autographs or posing for pictures or shaking hands. I wanted that crowd for home games to grow from 3,000 to 4,000 to 5,000 to 6,000." In a fledging league, in a sport that and to dazzle to remain on radar, Leslie did her part, and that's why her place in the women's game was so enormous. I think in the context of the women's game, being able to dunk was a big deal.
At the University of Southern California, Leslie became the first all-time Pac-10 leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots, and was subsequently drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA draft.
That made her a force on the Olympic scene for two decades, and that includes two stints with Team USA for the World Championships, where she earned two more gold medals.
In the '96 Games she scored 35 points in the semifinals and became the USA's all-time leading scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker in Olympic competition by her third Games.
In a society that often sends either the wrong signal or mixed messages to girls through pop culture, and a society dominated by males, Leslie happily lends a strong voice.
"It's very important for young girls to hear the right things, to know that there are other ways to achieve their goals," said Leslie.