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Diana Taurasi calls the WNBA’s GOAT debate ‘silly’

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Diana Taurasi has weighed in on the WNBA’s greatest of all time debate.

The point guard — who was recently voted the WNBA’s GOAT by fans — called it “a bit silly” given the collective talent of players both past and present who have played in the WNBA.

“I guess it was fun for the fans and stuff, but I just have too much respect for a lot of people that have played this game who have done a lot of amazing things,” she said. “To point out just one person at this point is a bit silly and obviously the fans are what make this league work and popular.

“But I have too much respect for a lot of people in this league that were in the gym the other night and some of the people that didn’t get recognized, that didn’t play in the WNBA, that made sure that this could happen. So, I take it, I say thank you, but I put it on the table for a lot of people to be able to share.”

Taurasi was presented with the award ahead of the Phoenix Mercury’s Game 1 Finals matchup against the Chicago Sky. Additionally, she — along with the rest of The W25 — were honored for their contributions to the league.

While the 39-year-old might find the conversation “a bit silly,” the numbers support her case as the GOAT. She currently leads the league in career points, field goals made, and three-pointers made in both the regular season and the playoffs. With three WNBA Championships to her name, she’s looking for a fourth in the Mercury’s Finals series against the Sky.

Sue Bird was even vocal about Taurasi’s GOAT status back in September, saying in regards to the greatest, there was “no question in my mind who it is.”