WNBA unveils “W25” list of most influential players in league history

In celebration for its 25th season WNBA announced “The W25” – the 25 greatest and most influential players in league history.

“Throughout this season, the WNBA and our fans are celebrating the impact the WNBA has made on sports and society over a quarter of a century. I can think of no better way to honor those responsible for that impact than by unveiling the members of this prestigious group, The W25,” said by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

SportsMania listed 10 most paid WNBA players for 2021. Some of the highest paid WNBA players also made it to the “W25” List.

The full W25 list

  • Seimone Augustus
  • Sue Bird
  • Swin Cash
  • Tamika Catchings
  • Tina Charles
  • Cynthia Cooper
  • Elena Delle Donne
  • Sylvia Fowles
  • Yolanda Griffith
  • Brittney Griner
  • Becky Hammon
  • Lauren Jackson
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Angel McCoughtry
  • Maya Moore
  • Nneka Ogwumike
  • Candace Parker
  • Ticha Penicheiro
  • Cappie Pondexter
  • Katie Smith
  • Breanna Stewart
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Diana Taurasi
  • Tina Thompson
  • Lindsay Whalen

“The W25” was selected from a list of 72 nominees from a panel of media members and women’s basketball pioneers and advocates.

Vote for the GOAT

With the Top 25 players named, fans will be able to vote on which member of “The W25” they believe to be the greatest of all time through the “Vote for the GOAT” program.