Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Lauren Jackson and WNBA Players with the Most MVPs
So, today, let’s turn our attention to women’s pro basketball.
The WNBA has been around since 1997 and has awarded an MVP each year since.
The Houston Comets‘ Cynthia Cooper won the first two.
Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes, two of the league’s all-time most popular and most-skilled players, have also been around since the WNBA’s inception. They have three MVPs each to their credit and are joined by the Seattle Storm‘s Lauren Jackson, as the three WNBAers with the most awards.
Here is every WNBA MVP winner, ranked by number of awards.
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|1.||Lauren Jackson||3||2003, 2007, 2010 (Seattle Storm)|
|1.||Lisa Leslie||3||2001, 2004, 2006 (Los Angeles Sparks)|
|1.||Sheryl Swoopes||3||2000, 2002, 2005 (Houston Comets)|
|4.||Cynthia Cooper||2||1997, 1998 (Houston Comets)|
|5.||Tamika Catchings||1||2011 (Indiana Fever)|
|5.||Diana Taurasi||1||2009 (Phoenix Mercury)|
|5.||Candace Parker||1||2008 (Los Angeles Sparks)|
|5.||Yolanda Griffith||1||1999 (Sacramento Monarchs)|