She is now the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history, and tonight the previous record holder gets her jersey retired. On Sunday the Sparks honored Tina Thompson; tonight Lisa Leslie. And we get to enjoy it on ESPN2.
I had the pleasure of talking to Tina today, who's getting you ready for tonight's games, and here are a few highlights. The entire interview can be heard tomorrow on Dishin & Swishin: The World of Women's Hoops on www.wstrradio.com after 1 pm ET.
So now that the record belongs to Tina, what does it mean to a person who had always been all about the team and championships?
Dishin & Swishin: Tina Thompson on what the record means to her
This week Tina broke her record and Tangela Smith, another team-first player, will become the all-time record holder for games played. Tina found a lot of similarities in the two of them.
Dishin & Swishin: Tina Thompson on similarity between herself and Tan Smith breaking records
TIna expressed frustration early, but the Sparks are still in the playoff hunt - despite not being the team she expected without Candace Parker and Betty Lennox. Tina shared her thoughts on the team.
Dishin & Swishin: TIna Thompson on This Year's Sparks
And finally, son Dyllan's thoughts of his mom getting all this attention.
Dishin & Swishin: TIna Thompson on How Dyllan feels about Mom's Attention
Tina Thompson Becomes the WNBA's All-Time Scoring Leader
Tina Thompson: The WNBA's Warrior is Forced into the Spotlight
Photos from the historic game via Craig Bennett/112575 Media