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20 Moments of 2016 – September 15: Penny Taylor Tribute Night

In the days leading up to the New Year, WNBA.com 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

Penny Taylor was honored by the Phoenix Mercury on an emotional night that saw the home team send off their beloved star with a victory over the San Antonio Stars.

The Flashback

Penny Taylor Addresses the Crowd in Phoenix on Tribute Night

The Significance

Taylor announced her retirement in July after a long career, most of it spent with Phoenix, that saw her earn three All-Star nods and win three championships.

Penny Taylor Tribute

Taylor finished the game with eight points.

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