What posters were hanging on your wall?

Looking Up For Inspiration

With all that it takes to succeed as an athlete, let alone a professional athlete at the very top of your sport, it takes more than a little inspiration. So where did some of today's best WNBA players find this motivational force? Some needed to look no further than their bedroom walls growing up, because more than a few hung up posters over their beds... athletes, musicians and even heart throbs. For example, Jordan was a popular one, but not all worshipped the Jordan you may be thinking of.

Sue Bird
Seattle Storm

I had the Michael Jordan spread out "Wings" poster. It was awesome over that whole wall.
Yolanda Griffith
Sacramento Monarchs

"I had a lot of basketball posters. Everyone had Michael Jordan, but my favorite player was Scottie Pippen. He still is even though he's retired."
Diana Taurasi
Phoenix Mercury

"I had Magic Johnson shooting a hook shot, early Metallica from the Black Album era, Guns-n-Roses with the four guys and then I had a Michael Jordan 'Victory' poster."
Cheryl Ford
Detroit Shock

"No, I didn't really have any posters growing up. But I'm stuck on Usher right now. I like his posters."
Swin Cash
Detroit Shock

"Oh yeah, I had another Bad Creation and the Boys, the black version of New Kids on the Block."
Marie Ferdinand
San Antonio Silver Stars

"They were all basketball-related. Michael Jordan. I was just so into him. He was so good. You know how someone can be so good at something, that even if they don't look like Brad Pitt, you can be drop-dead gorgeous. That was me with Jordan. Not to say he's not a handsome guy, because he is, but more so now because of his talent."

DeMya Walker
Sacramento Monarchs

"I really wasn't into sports outside of track, but I did have a poster of Jordan from New Kids on the Block. He was my man."

Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Connecticut Sun

"No, I never had anything like that (laughs). No, no posters or anything like that."

Lisa Leslie,
Los Angeles Sparks

"No, we weren't allowed to put posters on the wall because it might mess up the paint."

Of course, nowadays, kids may have posters of these WNBA stars over their bed.

Sue Bird, Seattle Storm
Lisa Leslie, L.A. Sparks
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury