Transition Game: 10-Year Veterans Through the Years

As the WNBA enters its tenth season, only seven players remain from the original season back in 1997. That is pretty amazing when you consider that 539 women have played in at least one game over that span. So what do we know about these remarkable women? Well, Sheryl Swoopes was one of two players to sign with the WNBA on October 23, 1996, Tina Thompson was the first player to be drafted in 1997 and Lisa Leslie was the first All-Star Game MVP back in 1999. Leslie is also the all-time leader in points and rebounds. They have combined 24 All-Star appearances and 14 WNBA title. Yet, they have grown up both on and off the court over the past decade. Click on each to play the transition game.

Leslie, Mabika, Swoopes and Thompson have spent their entire careers with one team. Dixon and Johnson will join only their second team this upcoming season and Palmer joins her sixth in ten years.
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Fever vs. Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike scores 21 points and Alana Beard adds 17 to help the Sparks beat the Fever, 77-73.

Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.