Lisa Leslie Becomes Co-Owner Of Los Angeles Sparks


Lisa Leslie

In a league history “first,” Lisa Leslie has the only former player to become co-owner of a WNBA franchise. Leslie joined the ownership group of the very team she led to back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002, the Los Angeles Sparks.

Of the new venture, Lisa says,

“With my investment in the Sparks, my basketball career has truly come full-circle,” Leslie said. “After spending over a decade playing with the Sparks, and then the last two seasons as both a fan and team broadcaster, I couldn’t be happier to rejoin the organization formally as a business partner and team ambassador. I look forward to being an asset to the Sparks in the areas of marketing and community outreach.”

She’s so humble.  She’s been an asset not only to the Sparks but to the WNBA as one of the league’s premier stars.  This is news that must be celebrated.  Ballertainment salutes you, Lisa.

Congratulatory messages were also delivered on Twitter from Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Sparks.

Congrats to @, new owner of the @!
Earvin Magic Johnson
We're elated to welcome @ as the newest member of the Sparks ownership group! Learn more: http://ow.ly/6ed1O
Los Angeles Sparks

Other tweets came through from fellow L.A. native Regina King and former NBA player Cedric Ceballos.


Leslie photo via Twitter

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