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20 Moments of 2016 – September 11: Cappie Pondexter Passes Lisa Leslie

In the days leading up to the New Year, is reliving the best of the league’s landmark 20th season in its 20 Moments of 2016 series. Check back each day from now until December 31 for more!

20 MOMENTS: WNBA Draft | Breanna Stewart’s Debut | Wings’ First Game in Dallas | Mystics-Sun Triple-OT | Lynx-Sparks Round 1 | WNBA Top 20@20 | Taurasi’s 7,000th Point | Hammon’s Jersey Retired | Jackson’s Jersey Retired | EDD vs. Stewie Duel | Olympians Capture Gold | Swin Cash Night | Pondexter Moves to No. 5 in Scoring | So Long, Penny | Stars Celebrate Duo | Tamika’s Farewell | Angel’s Playoff Showcase | Ogwumike Named MVP | Beard’s Finals Buzzer-Beater | An Epic Finale

The Moment

Chicago Sky guard Cappie Pondexter continued to cement her place in WNBA history by passing Sparks legend Lisa Leslie on the league’s all-time scoring list.

Pondexter would finish the season with 6,312 points, 49 ahead of Leslie’s total (6,263).

The Flashback

Cappie Pondexter Moves Into Fifth Place On All-Time Scoring List

The Significance

A seven-time All-Star and two-time champion, Pondexter was one of nine active players on the WNBA Top 20@20 list for a reason. She’s one of the great scorers in the history of the women’s game — not to mention her playmaking skills as the No. 8 player among the all-time assists leaders.

At 33, Pondexter posted 12.9 points per game with no signs of slowing down. Katie Smith’s No. 4 spot on the scoring list will be in her sights in 2017.


Pondexter’s Career By the Numbers

WNBA All-Time Scoring Leaders

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