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ALL-STAR NEWS

All-Star Summer Jam draws record crowds

Jr. WNBA: You have to love this game

Stars pass out basketballs at halftime

Read to Achieve opens the books to kids

2001 WNBA All-Star Summer Jam

Read to Achieve debuts at Orlando Summer Jam

WNBA and Nike host Be Active event on new Orlando court

Starters announced for 2001 WNBA All-Star Game

McWilliams-Franklin to start for Holdsclaw

Injured Holdsclaw to miss All-Star Game

All-Star Game sold out

Top 2001 vote-getter Chamique Holdsclaw's teleconference

Reserves announced for 2001 WNBA All-Star Game

Adubato, Chancellor to coach 2001 All-Stars

WNBA International All-Star TV schedule

WNBA All-Star Game televised to 168 countries



Les' Is More
Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie turned the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game into her personal showcase. She had 20 points and nine rebounds as the Western Conference All-Stars defeated the Eastern Conference All-Stars 80-72 in Orlando. Leslie, who won the award in the inaugural game, was named MVP.

 • Leslie wins Fan MVP Poll!  • Leslie receives the MVP: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 • Leslie's MVP interview: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 • NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 • Postgame quotes: East | West
 • Two Rookies' Experiences: Part I | Part II


Lisa Leslie was named MVP for the second time in three years.
(WNBA Photos)



All-Star Multimedia Archive
All the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game video that's fit to watch is right here. Get the Play of the Game, game highlights, photo galleries and more.

State of the Game
WNBA President Val Ackerman addressed the media about the state of the league before the All-Star Game. Read what she had to say.
• Lisa Leslie Cybercast transcript
• Nancy Lieberman Cybercast transcript
• Chamique Holdsclaw transcript
• All-Star Vets give rookies advice

Ask the All-Stars Answers
You asked, they answered. Three first-time All-Stars and three All-Star veterans went to the e-mailbox and responded to your missives:
• Elena Baranova | Tamecka Dixon | Rita Williams
• Natalie Williams | Teresa Weatherspoon | Ticha Penicheiro

All-Star Chat Tripleheader
WNBA All-Stars answered your questions about many topics Thursday. See what the three Western Conference All-Stars had to say in their chats:
• Fire rookie guard Jackie Stiles
• Comets forward Tina Thompson
• Lynx forward Katie Smith

Time With Tari
In a live chat, All-Star center Tari Phillips talked about returning to her hometown of Orlando for the All-Star Game and the possibility of slamming home a dunk in front of friends and family.



The Rookie Experience
At first glance, Seattle's Lauren Jackson and Portland's Jackie Stiles seem radically different, but the two have formed a fast friendship in Orlando as WNBA All-Star 2001's lone rookies.


Hot Summer Jams
While all fans get in on the fun and games at WNBA All-Star Summer Jam, it's especially exciting for the teenage girls getting to meet their idols.


Oh Sew Glamorous!
Miracle center Taj McWilliams scored big for the East in the fashion photo shoot with another of her original creations.


Jr. WNBA Takes to the Court
Youngsters took a first-hand look as to what it's like to be a WNBA player Monday as Jr. WNBA held a clinic in Orlando.


Charming Threes
Nearly half of the rosters for WNBA All-Star 2001 feature players who will be competing in their third straight midseason classic, which shows the strength of the league's foundation and thrills the three-peaters.


Katherine the Great
Katie Smith can put points on the board with the best of them. Monday in Orlando, the two-time All-Star will get her chance to score against all of them.


Hey Now, You're an Oz-Star
As the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft, big things were expected from Lauren Jackson. The Aussie rookie has delivered, and now, WNBA coaches have delivered her to the 2001 All-Star Game.


Van's the Man
Comets head coach Van Chancellor has had a career matched by few in professional sports, having won four straight WNBA championships and about to coach in his third straight All-Star Game.


Nothing But Janeth
Early in her WNBA career, Houston's Janeth Arcain quietly excelled behind three superstars. Now that one has retired and another is injured, Arcain has emerged as an All-Star herself.


Sweet Harmony
Just because she's the league's quietest superstar doesn't mean Tari Phillips should go unnoticed. Phillips, the starting center for the East All-Stars, lets her play do the talking.


Believe It or Net
Perfect at home? A team that doesn't lose if it leads at halftime? A rookie not named Jackie Stiles scoring 25 points? You might not believe it if it weren't all true. All of this and more in our look back at the first half in the Eastern Conference.


How the West Was Fun
The Sparks reigned early, while it rained often in Houston. And shots rained down wherever Katie Smith and Jackie Stiles played. All of this and more in our look back at the first half in the Western Conference.


Surprise Party
The Comets have shocked everyone by dominating in the West. The Sting surprised everyone with their slow start, but they're not fooling anyone anymore after winning six straight. It's been a season of surprises in both conferences in the first half.






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All-Stars West 80
All-Stars East  72

VIDEO

Lisa Leslie accepts her second MVP trophy.

Lisa Leslie shows her All-Star 2001 MVP moves.

Western Conference All-Star introductions.

Eastern Conference All-Star introductions.

Tari Phillips belts out the National Anthem.

The All-Stars arrive in style.