WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie To Be Honored With Her Own Statue Outside The Staples Center

WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie To Be Honored With Her Own Statue Outside The Staples Center

The Sparks' managing partner Eric Holoman revealed that the plan to erect a statue in the basketball legend's likeness was already underway.

WNBA star and Hall of Fame basketball legend Lisa Leslie is being honored with her own statue outside the Staples Center. As per a report by the Los Angeles Times, the Sparks' managing partner Eric Holoman revealed that the plans were already underway.



 

"We believe Lisa deserves a statue and plan to make that part of the lease renewal discussion with AEG which should take place in the next week or two," Holoman said to the Los Angeles Times.



 

President of Staples Center, LA Live, and the Microsoft Theater Lee Zeidman told the publication that he was looking forward to sitting down with the Sparks to negotiate a possible new lease for the 2020 WNBA which can hopefully extend over the years. 



 

Zeidman said that erecting a statue outside the Staples Center was also in the talks with the Sparks' ownership. "In addition, we plan to discuss the timing and placement of a permanent statue at Staples Center honoring one of the great all-time WNBA players, Lisa Leslie," said Zeidman.



 

 

Legendary basketball player Lisa Leslie was first drafted for the WNBA in 1997. She played with the Sparks for the duration of her basketball career until her retirement in 2009. Leslie is a pretty decorated athlete and has won four Olympic gold medals, three All-Star Game MVPs, three league MVPs, and two championships. 



 

The legend's statue will be the 11th statue outside the Staples Center But according to the Bleacher Report, Leslie will be the first female athlete to have a statue made in her likeness that will be displayed outside the Staples Center. 

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