WNBA names Top 25 players of all time

1998: Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA game at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Icon Sportswire)

The WNBA has dropped their Top 25 players of all time in celebration of the league’s 25th season.

Initially, the Top 25 began with a list of 72 nominees, who were chosen based on factors like on-court performance and ability, leadership, sportsmanship, community service and contributions to team success.

Additionally, nominees were required to have been a member of a WNBA team for at least two seasons as well as having met other criteria.

The W25 includes 10 current players and 15 retired players. Amongst the 25, fans are now able to “Vote for the GOAT” for who they believe to be the greatest of all time. Voting will run through Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET with the GOAT being unveiled during the 2021 WNBA Finals.

Current Players: 

  • Sue Bird 
  • Tina Charles
  • Elena Delle Donne
  • Sylvia Fowles 
  • Brittney Griner 
  • Angel McCoughtry 
  • Nneka Ogwumike 
  • Candace Parker 
  • Breanna Stewart 
  • Diana Taurasi

Retired Players:

  • Seimone Augustus
  • Swin Cash
  • Tamika Catchings
  • Cynthia Cooper
  • Yolanda Griffith
  • Becky Hammon
  • Lauren Jackson
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Maya Moore
  • Ticha Penicheiro
  • Cappie Pondexter
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Tina Thompson