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American Basketball Player Diana Taurasi stands alone – becoming first ever member of the WNBA’s 10,000+ points club
Diana Taurasi‘s current WNBA resume is impressive, and includes:

  • 14 x All-WNBA
  • 10x All-Star
  • 3x WNBA champion
  • 2x Finals MVP
  • 1x MVP
  • Career-high of 42 points in regulation play
  • Most 40+ point games in WNBA History

Currently playing for the Phoenix Mercury, she became first WNBA player to ever score 10,000 points in their career – during a match against Atlanta Dream in which she dropped 42 points in a 91-71 victory for Phoenix (3rd August, 2023).

Taurasi is considered to be one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time. She was drafted #1 pick by Phoenix in the 2004 WNBA draft, and won the WNBA’s coveted Rookie of the Year Award, among countless other awards and accolades.

Interesting Stat: The WNBA’s Diana Taurasi and the NBA’s Michael Jordan are the only players aged 40+ to score 40 or more points in a game.

Thomas Nielsen

A sports-journalist & Las Vegas native, Thomas lives for professional basketball, NFL, college football and Ice-Hockey. When he is not watching sports (or analyzing sports data), he can usually be found reading a book in a secluded corner. Tom is also a contributor at &