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Lisa Leslie Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
Lisa Deshaun Leslie was born on the 7th July 1972, in Gardena, California, USA of African and American ancestry. She is a retired professional women’s basketball player, who played in the position of center for the Los Angeles Sparks, the team of the WNBA. Her career was active from 1997 to 2009. Currently, she is a sports analyst for Fox Sports Net, and ABC, and is the owner of the Sparks and the Lisa Leslie Basketball & Leadership Academy.
Have you ever wondered how rich Lisa Leslie is as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the size of Lisa’s net worth is over $5 million; her salary per season was over $90,000. She has been accumulating his fortune not only in the sports industry, but also in the entertainment industry as an actress and fashion model. Another source is coming from selling her autobiographical book “Don’t Let The Lipstick Fool You”.
Lisa Leslie Net Worth $5 Million
Lisa Leslie was born to Walter Leslie, a basketball player, and Christine Lauren Leslie, a businesswoman. She was raised with three siblings by her mother, after their father abandoned them. Although in a middle school Lisa was the highest in her class – she started playing basketball when she entered a middle high, after which she attended Morningside High School in Inglewood, California. There, she excelled in basketball, and became one of the top players in the country, as she led the team to the California State Championship. After high school, she became a student at the University of Southern California, where she earned a BA degree in Communications, and later in 2009 she graduated with an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
While in college, Lisa had a tremendous career, playing a total of 120 games, in which she averaged 20.1 points, with a record of 89 wins and 31 losses. During her time at the USC, Leslie earned several recognitions, including the Rookie Of The Year award, and National Player of the year in 1994.
Lisa’s professional began in 1996, as she participated in the first ever WNBA Draft, being selected as the 7th overall pick by the Los Angeles Sparks. However, her professional debut was with the USA Women Basketball team at the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, where she won her first gold medal. Leslie was also on the team in Olympic Games held in Sydney, Athens, and Bejing, in which she also won the gold medal, becoming one of only two players to have four gold medals from Olympic Games.
To speak of her career in the WNBA, she debuted in 1997, when the league started. She stayed with the Los Angeles Sparks until the end of her playing career in 2009, having quite a successful career, winning two WNBA Championships in 2001 and 2002. She was also named the MVP of the WNBA finals, and was the MVP of the league three times, in 2001, 2004, and 2006. Leslie also made eight WNBA All-Star appearances, from 1999 to 2003 consecutively, and in 2005, 2006, and 2009. Thanks to her great performances, Leslie’s net worth also benefited, from a new contract she signed with the Sparks, prolonging her stay with the team. To speak further of her accomplishments, she was also the WNBA Defensive player of the year twice, in 2004, and 2008.
Apart from her successful career as a basketball player, she has also been involved in the entertainment industry, firstly as a model, but later as an actress, which also helped increase her net worth. She has appeared in the pages of such magazines as Newsweek, Vogue, and ESPN. Some of the films and TV series in which she has shown her skills include “Think Like A Man” (2012), “The Simpsons” (2003), and many others.
Regarding her personal life, Lisa Leslie has been married to Michael Lockwood since 2006; the couple has two children.
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|78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade||2009||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Superstars||2009||TV Series||Herself - Contestant|
|17th Annual Trumpet Awards||2009||TV Special||Herself|
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|The Jazzspel with Eric J||2003||TV Series||Herself (2003-2008)|
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|All That||2002||TV Series||Herself|
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|Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad||2000||TV Mini-Series||Herself|
|The Jersey||2000||TV Series||Herself|
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|1||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.|
|2||Gave birth to her second child, a son, on April 6, 2010 named Michael Joseph Lockwood II.|
|3||Leslie and Lockwood, a pilot and former Air Force basketball player, wed in Maui in November 2005.|
|4||At age 34, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Lauren Jolie was born June 15, 2007. Lauren made her debut over a week early arriving at 4:05 or 4:11 am, weighing in at 8 lbs. 11 oz and 20 inches long.|
|5||Named to women's All-America basketball team in 1993 and 1994 while playing for USC.|
|6||Named MVP of the 2002 All Star Game.|
|7||Named MVP of 2002 NBA Championship|
|8||Member of the Olympic gold-medal-winning USA women's basketball teams in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008.|
|9||Became the first WNBA player to dunk in a game on July 30, 2002.|
|10||Plays basketball for the WNBA.|
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