WNBA Greatest Moment Presented By AOL.com Unveiled at 2006 WNBA Finals

-- Legendary Half-Court Shot by New York Liberty Star Teresa Weatherspoon Voted Best Ever --

DETROIT, August 30, 2006 - The fans have had their say. The WNBA Greatest Moment presented by AOL.com was unveiled during Game 1 of the WNBA Finals today and a classic moment registered by one of the league's legends will go down in history.

Fans voted Teresa Weatherspoon's half-court, buzzer-beater - a shot that propelled the New York Liberty to victory in Game 2 of the 1999 WNBA Finals and on to a deciding Game 3 against the Houston Comets - as their favorite moment in the WNBA's 10-year history.

Since the launch of the program at the WNBA All-Star Game on July 12, fans have had an opportunity to log on to www.aol.com/wnba to vote for the greatest moments during the league's first decade.

Initial voting was conducted in four distinct categories: Greatest Shot, Greatest Pass, Greatest Milestone and Greatest Inspirational Moment. The winner from each comprised the final ballot, with voting for the top moment taking place between August 9 and August 23.

Fans had a chance to view the clip during halftime of ESPN2's live telecast of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals from Detroit:

  • Greatest Shot - Teresa Weatherspoon of the New York Liberty hits a miracle shot from half court on September 4 to win Game 2 of the 1999 WNBA Finals in Houston and send the series to a third and final game. The shot is accompanied by one of the best live calls in WNBA history.
  • This is something great," said Weatherspoon of the honor.
  • That shot was certainly not done for individual accolades, but just gave the team one more game to go for the championship. It's certainly a nice thing to be remembered for."

    Weatherspoon's historic shot outshined a list of stellar WNBA moments including:

  • Greatest Pass - Seattle's Sue Bird leading a fast break during the 2003 All-Star Game and dropping a spectacular no-look pass between the legs to her trailing teammate, Lauren Jackson, for a score.
  • Greatest Milestone - Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks throwing down the first dunk in WNBA history against the Miami Sol on July 30, 2002.
  • Greatest Inspirational Moment - Edna Campbell of the Sacramento Monarchs making a triumphant return to the court on August 13, 2002, after battling breast cancer.
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