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Lisa Leslie :: Biography

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Lisa Leslie's facts

Date of Birth 1972-07-07
Nationality American
Profession Basketball player
Ethnicity Black
Marital Status Married
Married to Michael Lockwood
Married on 2006
Children Lauren Jolie Lockwood, Michael Joseph Lockwood II
Net Worth(s) $5 million
Name on Birth Lisa Deshaun Leslie
Divorce No
Height 6'5"
Weight 77 kg
Place of Birth Gardena, California

One of the popular names of sport world, Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood well-known as ‘Lisa Leslie’ was born on July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California. She is best known as a former professional women’s basketball player who has played in WNBA. Lisa has lifted the winning trophy of WNBA MVP three times and Olympic gold medal four times. She used to play basketball while studying in middle school. While playing on all-girls team, she led her team with the winning record of 33-1. Despite of being blessed with an exceptional basketball playing talent, she never took participation in athletic activities during her middle school days. Initially, she had a dream of becoming television weather reporter.

Talking about her career expedition as a basketball player, while studying at grade eight she was transferred to junior high school where she played with boys’ basketball team. During that time, she gained her confidence back. At the age of 14, she joined high school at Morningside. She received over hundred college recruiting letters which includes top Division I programs at ‘University of Tennessee’ and ‘Stanford University’. In the year 1986, she attended ‘Morningside High School’ based in Inglewood, California. With her presence in the basketball team, she made a huge impact on girl’s varsity team. Besides basketball, she also showed her immense sport skills in track and field and high jump. She led her school team to win USA’s Junior World Championship team. While taking her footstep into senior year, she developed herself as a top class player in the nation. She even led her team to ‘State Championship’ with making average points of 27 and rebounds of 15 each game. Leslie completed her graduation from attending University of Phoenix with majoring in business administration. With her presence, her team made an impressive record of 89-31 record while studying at college. In the year 1991, she was honored with ‘National Freshman of the year’ award. Likewise, she also earned huge honor as she was recognize as nation’s best female basketball player in 1994. During the competition of 1991 world University Games, she was a member of USA team where she became second highest scorer with an average point of 13 each game. She also competed as a member of Jones Cup Team with USA Basketball in Taipei for the first time in 1992. In 1997 she started playing in WNBA. She became first ever player to score more than 3000 total career points who played at WNBA. Leslie also made her name popular as she won four gold medals at Olympic. In 2001, she received ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ award from the Women’s Sport Foundation.

Significance to her personal life biography, the god gifted sports women is a married woman. She got married to Michael Lockwood in the year 2006. Soon after a year of their marriage, she became pregnant which led her to leave basketball for one year. She welcomed her first child who was given a name of ‘Lauren Jolie Lockwood’ in June 15, 2007. Leslie returned to WNBA for 2008 season after delivering her first child. Her second child named ‘Michael Joseph Lockwood II’ was born on April 6, 2010. There is no news of her divorce published yet in the media. It seems like she is having good time with her husband and children. There also came a rumor of her being a lesbian but no confirmation to this news has been published yet.

Lisa is a beautiful lady who is equally noticed for her exquisite body. She stands with an exemplified height of 6 feet 5 inches and carries weight of 77 kg. Her hot and bold pair of legs and feet looks really attractive while appearing in sexy short dresses. She looks smoking hot whenever she exposes her bold figure in the bikini. She has achieved a lot of fame and success from her career. At the start of 2014, she has accumulated total net worth amount of $5 million. She might be getting considerable amount of salary which she has kept secret from the media. More about her can be obtained from the wiki and reading her detailed bio on IMDb. She can also be followed on twitter @LisaLeslie for her recent news and updates.