Lisa Leslie is a former professional basketball player from the United States. She has played in the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) and has played for the Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to 2009. Leslie has won the Olympic gold medal four times in her career and is a two-time World Champion. She has also played basketball for the University of Southern California. Keep reading to know more about net worth of Lisa Leslie in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie is the daughter of Walter and Christine Lauren. She was born on 7 July 1972, in Gardena, California.
She went to Inglewood, California’s Morningside High School and was active in basketball right from an early age. Following that, she went to the University of Southern California. She has also earned her Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
In 2005, Lisa Leslie got married to real estate developer Michael Lockwood. The couple has two children named Lauren Jolie and Michael Joseph II.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After playing basketball in high school, Leslie used to play for the USC. She played there till 1994 and amassed 2,414 points from 120 games. She also won several awards during her college career.
In WNBA, she was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in 1996 and started playing from 1997. In 2002, she dunked the ball and became the first woman to do it. That season, Leslie made more than 3,000 career points.
She secured 6,000 points in 2009 and then took temporary retirement due to pregnancy. Apart from playing in the WNBA, Leslie has also represented her country in international events. At the World University Games 1991 in Sheffield, she won the gold. The following year she won gold again in Jones Cup Team held in Taipei.
She has also won gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2004 Athens Olympics, and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Leslie has also won gold medals at the 1998 World Championships held in Germany and in the 2002 World Championships held in China.
Awards & Achievements:
In 2015, Lisa Leslie was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Apart from winning several gold medals at various international events, she has also won the 1991 World University Games and the Jones Cup in 1992. She has thrice been named as WNBA Most Valuable Player and is a former two-time WNBA Champion. She is also the winner of the Honda Sports Award.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Lisa Leslie is more than $6.5 million. She has successfully played in many international events to make this net worth. She has done fashion modeling and has appeared in several TV shows like ‘Sister Sister’, ‘One on One’, and ‘The Game’. She has also done many commercials and was signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency. She is also the co-owner of Los Angeles Sparks and has featured in several publications.
Lisa Leslie is a very successful women’s basketball player in the world. She has successfully represented her nation and has won many events. She is also popular in the media and has released her own autobiography.