Just two years after retirement, Lisa Leslie becomes the first former member of the WNBA to become a partial owner of a WNBA franchise. The nine-time All-Star and three-time MVP joins the LA Sparks ownership group, including chairperson Paula Madison and investors Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson.
“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.”
That’s a major move! Congratulations to Lisa Leslie and the Sparks organization.