Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player from America. She is one of the most appreciated players of WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association).
The lady is serving as the team coach for a men’s basketball team named Triplets. After the death of legend basketball player Kobe Bryant Lisa gave an interview in which she talked about Kobe.
In the interview, she told everything about the player. She also expressed that for her Kobe was a brother and his demise she is in deep grief.
Childhood, Biography, Parents, Siblings & Education
In Gardena, California, USA the famous WNBA player Lisa Deshaun Leslie (age 47 years old) came to earth on 7th July in the year 1972. Her parents named her Lisa Deshaun Leslie. Lisa’s father is Walter Leslie, who left her and her mother Christine.
She even has 3 siblings, 2 sisters and a brother. Her sisters are Dionne, Dionne and Elgin is her brother. Her mother started truck driving to bring bread and butter for her kids.
During childhood, she started playing football at the school level. She studied at Morningside High School. Lisa Leslie used to be very studious which is why she was also the class representative.
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When she completed her schooling she received scholarship offers from many universities and colleges. The lady has also done an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Leslie kept her focus both on studies as well as on her game.
Physical Stats, Appearance & More
In basketball, height matters a lot and can be the cause of the win or loss. Lisa Leslie has a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) which has really helped her Basketball game. Her weight is also around 170 lbs (77 kg). The lady has long dark brown hair and brown eyes.
She has her ears pierced. Lisa is a fan very big fan of caps and has a huge collection. Leslie has maintained herself very well and has a slim body structure.
Personal Life, Wedding, Spouse & Children
The athlete is married to a pilot named Michael. In the year 2005, the WNBA player Lisa Leslie tied the knot with her husband named Michael Lockwood. He is a pilot in UPS and has also played basketball for Air Force Academy. Both of them form a very cute pair. Her spouse is even taller than her.
After the wedding, she got blessed with two kids, a son, and a daughter. His son Michael Joseph Lockwood II is younger than Lauren Jolie Lockwood who is Leslie’s daughter. When she was pregnant she even took a break from a professional career for 1 year.
In personal life, she is a very spiritual lady and follows the Christian religion. The female player is also very active on social media platforms. All of her social media accounts collectively have half a million people as her fans and followers.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Lisa Leslie
|Real Full Birth Name||Lisa Deshaun Leslie.
|Famous as||WNBA player.|
|Age (As of 2019)||47 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||7 July 1972.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Cancer.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6'5".
Centimeters: 196 cm.
Meters: 1.96 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 77 Kg.
Pounds: 170 lbs.
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||11.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Walter Leslie.
Mother: Christine Lauren Leslie.
|Siblings||1. Dionne (elder sister).
2. Tiffany (yunger sister).
3. Elgin (brother).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Kids||1. Michael Joseph Lockwood II (son).
2. Lauren Jolie Lockwood (daughter).
|School||Morningside High School.|
|Profession||Basketball player, Actor and book writer.|
|Social media||Instagram: lisaleslie (195k followers).
Facebook: @IAmLisaLeslie (181k likes).
Twitter: LisaLeslie (114.5k fans).
|Books||1. Don't Let The Lipstick Fool You (2008).
2. From the Court to the Boardroom: The Path to Empowerment (2017).
|Filmography||1. Think Like a Man (2012).
2. Arli$$ (1996).
3. Inconceivable (2005).
|Net worth||$ 5 million USD (As in 2020).|
Career & Net worth
Right from school years, she prepared herself for the basketball. Even during she played for a college basketball team. The lady has also the record for the first Dunk in WNBA ever. Lisa Leslie has played in the 2008 summer Olympics also.
According to the sources Lisa is one of the top 15 players in WNBA ever. Leslie has played with Los Angeles Sparks for more than 10 years. The female athlete has also won the award for the MVP three times. Leslie has won the gold medal four times in Olympics.
From her early days, she is familiar with Kobe Bryant. Both of them have even practiced together. In an interview, Lisa Leslie expressed that for her Kobe was her best friend and a brother whom she lost.
She has written two books. Her book “Don’t Let The Lipstick Fool You” got published in 2008. After this in the year 2017, she released her second book named “From the Court to the Boardroom: The Path to Empowerment”.
Other than basketball Leslie is also an actor and has appeared in movies as well as Web series. In 2012 she worked in a Hollywood romantic comedy movie named “Think like a Man”. She has also appeared in “Arli$$”. In the year 2005, Lisa worked in the movie “Inconceivable”.
- When her mother Christine Lauren Leslie was 4 months pregnant her father Walter Leslie left.
- Lisa Leslie got elected in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- She represented America in the Olympics four times.
- The lady has earned more than 5 awards during her career in basketball.
- She is a 2 times Women’s National Basketball Association champion.
- Lisa is one of the tallest players in WNBA.
- Ice Cube is her close friend.
- Along with her career, she is also very active in social works and a supporter of woman empowerment.
- Her favorite destination is Paris.
- During her school time, she was a lefty in her game but she changed herself and became a righty just because there was no lefty in her team.
- During her interview about Kobe Bryant, Gayle King asked her about Kobe’s rape case charge, after this the interviewer got backlashed by the audience.