Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players of All Time

10. Teresa Weatherspoon

 Teresa  Weatherspoon

An all-time WNBA great , Weatherspoon made the most of her career by winning the first two WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards in 1997 and 1998 and being named to five All-Star teams. She also led the WNBA in assists one season.

9. Sue Bird

 Sue  Bird

A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Bird owns the WNBA record with 11 All-Star selections and 519 career regular-season games through the end of the 2020 regular season. She has the most career assists in WNBA.

8. Sylvia Fowles

Sylvia Fowles

One of the most dominant defensive player in WNBA history, Sylvia Fowles is a three-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. Fowles, 6-foot-6, overtook Rebekkah Brunson as the WNBA's career rebounding leader in 2020.

7. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

For an athlete who has played at just 5 NBA seasons, her amount of accomplishments is outstanding! Cynthia won the first two WNBA MVP awards and the first four WNBA titles as part of the Houston Comets.

6. Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson

She never played college basketball and was already a two-time Women's National Basketball League MVP in Australia before she joined the Seattle Storm in the WNBA. She was also named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.

5. Maya  Moore

Maya  Moore

Moore's prowess on defense was exceptional, as per a study conducted by ESPN sports science she went for a steal faster than a rattlesnake's strike. A former UConn star, she won four NCAA titles with the Huskies.

4. Lisa Leslie

Lisa  Leslie

One of the most proficient and recognizable stars in women's basketball history , Leslie dominated in the post for the Los Angeles Sparks for all 13 of her WNBA seasons and is one of only three players in league history to win WNBA MVP three times.

3. Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings

WNBA's career steals leader , Tamika played all 15 of her seasons in the league for the Indiana Fever, won WNBA MVP in 2011 and WNBA Finals MVP in 2012 when she led the franchise to its lone championship.

2. Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi

Nicknamed "White Mamba"  Taurasi, who also won three NCAA championships at UConn, is a three-time WNBA champion, two-time WNBA Finals MVP and became the WNBA career scoring leader in 2017 — a record that isless likely to be fathomed.

1. Sheryl Swoopes

Sheryl Swoopes

A proficient athlete whose popularity propelled the WNBA in its early years, Swoopes made the most of off her fame from winning an NCAA championship at Texas Tech in 1993 and leading Team USA to the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.