Phoenix Mercury superstar Diana Taurasi eclipsed Tina Thompson as the WNBA's all-time leading scorer in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Sparks, and with it beckons the question: How does she stack up to the all-time greats in the history of women's basketball?
Taurasi's well-traveled appeal spans generations and even continents, between her championships won at UConn, in the WNBA and overseas in Turkey and Russia. In a poll conducted by ESPNW back in 2015, Taurasi beat out a stacked crowd that included Sue Bird, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes to be named the best ever.
A number of other WNBA stalwarts can make a solid case for inclusion in the conversation, from Cynthia Cooper to Lauren Jackson, Tamika Catchings and Maya Moore. And what to say of the game's early pioneers such as Cheryl Miller or Ann Meyers?
Is Taurasi the best ever? Vote below:
Has there ever been a more consummate winner in the sport? Taurasi's career resume includes three NCAA titles, three WNBA titles, four Olympic gold medals and six EuroLeague titles.
-- Brendan C. Hall